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Fossil Obit- Giant Sequoia 'Tunnel Tree' (25) RE: Obit- Giant Sequoia 'Tunnel Tree' 09 Jan 17

From a purely engineering standpoint, you can't expect to chop two-thirds of the support base out of a structure the size of a sequoia without affecting its ultimate stability when it is stressed up by high winds.

I visited it and drove our hire-car through the tunnel many years ago, but I believe that vehicle access to the tree road has been prohibited for many years, most probably on safety grounds, now justified.

Still, it was a well-known landmark and famous around the world. Sorry to hear of its demise. I wonder if local luthiers are eyeing up the trunk for guitars?

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