In your lifetime you've probably seem some really big trees, but unless you've seen a giant sequoia you truly haven't seen the biggest trees on earth. If you've ever seen a picture of a person standing next to a sequoia tree such as the General Sherman tree you probably wondered if the photo was fake. Your doubts are not unfounded, as these trees grow to be such tremendous proportions it looks like something out of a science fiction movie rather than a real tree that's been growing for centuries. Giant sequoia trees only grow in one area on the entire planet, high up in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. This isn't to say you can't attempt to grow a giant sequoia at home, it just probably won't continue to grow naturally for several thousand years like the biggest tree in the world, the General Sherman tree.
If you ever find yourself in the position where you can head out into the forest and see these giant sequoia tree for yourself you should definitely seize the opportunity. Some say that seeing the General Sherman tree or any of the largest trees of earth is a profound experience that humbles them. It's also really neat to take a portrait of yourself standing next to one of the biggest trees on earth to share with your family and friends. It's an experience like no other, and something you won't ever forget. If you can't get out and see the biggest tree in the world for yourself you can at least watch the video posted by TailHappyTV and learn more about just how big the General Sherman tree is.