Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Wawona Tree

The Wawona Tree, also known as the Tunnel Tree, is a giant sequoia that stood 227 ft tall and 90 ft wide in Yosemite National Park.

The tree was cut though in 1881 by two men who were paid $75 for the job. The tree quickly became a popular tourist attraction. Throughout history thousands of pictures were taken of it by tourists.

The tree fell in 1960 under an estimated two-ton load of snow on its crown =(
The giant sequoia is estimated to have been 2,300 years old! It's not known as the Fallen Tunnel Tree. 

i want to go to Yosemite National Park and check it out one day!


  1. Picture #4 do you know what year this was taken. I have a picture just like it with my great grandfather in the car. I am trying to determine about what year he could of been at the Wawona tree

    1. Look closely. This is not the Wawona tree in Yosemite.

    2. Is there another tree named Wawona other than the one in Yosemite.


    4. Picture #4
      In 1915 the sign at the left was there, in 1917- only the top sign was there. Both signs is in this picture.
      I would say 1916. :-)