Monday, December 20, 2010

My Town Monday: Trees in California

For this SECOND-LAST My Town Monday post of 2010, I bring to you some interesting California tree trivia.


We are home to the largest tree (the Giant Sequoia).


We are also home to the tallest tree (the Coastal redwood, which is even taller than the Statue of Liberty).



And we have the oldest tree (the Bristlecone Pine).



Let's not forget the only indigenous palm in North America (the California Palm).


Last and quite possibly least, we have the Summy Christmas tree. Sorry about cutting off the angel at the top. You can see why I'll never make a living as a professional photographer.



This week, I'm the hostess with the mostest for My Town Monday. So, if you've put up a MTM post, let me know in the comments section here or on the official My Town Monday blog. And I'll link to you on both blogs. Happy Monday!




sources:
http://www.usacitiesonline.com/usafactfile.htm

7 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

gotta love trees. These are beautiful.

Jenn Jilks said...

That's so cute!

Reb said...

Just lovely! I have a post for MTM this week!

Kathy Holmes said...

Speaking as a California native, I can say you've done a fabulous job highlighting the trees of California. Merry Christmas - from my tree to yours. :)

Teresa said...

Great post. When I was a kid, I used to love driving through the Sequoia tree. Now, I think I like the "Summy tree" best.

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Great round-up. All definitely worth a look! ;)

debra said...

My #2 daughter sat in a redwood last fall. Amazing. Simply amazing.