California’s iconic ‘tunnel tree’ has finally fallen

Made famous for the car tunnel carved into its trunk more than 100 years ago, California’s giant sequoia tree, known affectionately as the Pioneer Cabin Tree, has fallen.

The tree, which was estimated to be more than 1,000 years old, toppled over last weekend, after a vicious winter storm rolled through the Calaveras Big Trees State Park in Arnold, California.

“The Pioneer Cabin tree has fallen! This iconic and still living tree – the tunnel tree – enchanted many visitors. The storm was just too much for it, “park volunteer Jim Allday announced on January 9.

Pioneer Cabin stood a remarkable 45.7 metres (150 feet) tall, and was just one of many giant sequoias to call the park home. Source: California’s iconic ‘tunnel tree’ has finally fallen

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