Hanging On By A Branch

Hanging On By A Branch (HM1SLH)

Location: Arnold, CA 95223 Calaveras County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 16.804', W 120° 18.213'

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The Pioneer Cabin Tree

Here at Calaveras Big Tree State Park, it's a regrettable fact that the most famous trees are those most harmed by human action. Both the Mother of the Forest and the Big Stump remind us of how people placed their own curiosity and pleasure above the needs of nature's quiet giants, the Sierra Nevada Giant Sequoias.

The same is true of the Pioneer Cabin Tree. The base of this tree was hollowed out during the 1870s to compete with similar tourist attractions. Today, the injured tree is hanging onto life by only one branch. Look up-the single bough with foliage is working to photosynthesize for the entire tree.

This tree needs your respect and care. Please do not add your name or any other inscription to the graffiti found on its tired trunk.

It's time to protect these ancient trees that have already endured so much.
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HM NumberHM1SLH
Year Placed2008
Placed ByCalifornia State Parks
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 735858 N 4240329
Decimal Degrees38.28006667, -120.30355000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 16.804', W 120° 18.213'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 16' 48.24" N, 120° 18' 12.78" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)209
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Big Trees Pkwy, Arnold CA 95223, US
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