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Tyler Arboretum

Map515 Painter Road
Media, PA
610-566-9134
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To get a sense of the awe-inspiring heights of the giant sequoias found in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, one need travel no further than Tyler Arboretum, home to a State Champion Giant Sequoia planted in 1856. Legend has it, the top was lopped off in 1895 by a Christmas tree thief, resulting in its unique double trunk. Approaching 100 feet in height, this towering specimen still has a long way to go—giant sequoias can stretch upward of 300 feet. Still, tree huggers may have a hard time wrapping their arms around this one’s 4-foot diameter.

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