Day 637

The Clove Lakes Colossus

September 27th, 2013

This tulip tree is one of the two largest known trees in the city. (It looks much more impressive when you have your friends hold hands and attempt to encircle its trunk.) The Queens Giant is older and taller (134 feet vs. 119 feet as of thirteen years ago), but the Colossus has more limbs and a thicker trunk, giving the two trees roughly the same mass of somewhere around 50,000 pounds. (Here's a look up toward the top of the Colossus.)


  1. Gigi says:

    Thanks for the link Matt, interesting article. I wonder if it’s still a draw thirteen years after.

    Looking forward to your adventures with the Queens Giant!

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