Tuesday, 25 March 2014

The biggest tree in the world

Photographing the 3200 Year Old Tree

First, read and summarise the article.
The President is a tree that is estimated to be 3,200 years old. It is roughly 75 meters tall. The trunk is 8 meters wide. This tree is and other smaller trees grow in California. It has never been photographed in one photo before. It took 32 days and 126 photos to finally get a picture of it.

- watch the video and recount how 'they' took the photo.
They put pulleys at the top of the tree and took 126 photos using a camera that was pulled up and down the tree to take photos.  
- describe the photo
Amazing that 126 can make one big photo.
- turn some of the sentences into a paragraphs

"The President" is one of those trees. The giant sequoia stands 247 feet tall, measures 45,000 cubic feet in volume, and is an estimated 3,200 years old. The trunk is 27 feet wide and the his mighty branches hold 2 billion needles, the most of any tree on the planet. On top of that, he still adds one cubic meter of wood per year - making him one of the fastest growing trees in the world.

- write about the biggest tree in our country.

Te Matua Ngahere is the biggest tree in New Zealand it is located in the Waipoua Forest it is a kauri tree.
Te Matua Ngahere

Photo tallest tree in the world


  1. Awesome Cameron
    Wow that tree is really big
    I like how you put a photo of the tallest tree
    Well done
    Keep up the good work

  2. Cool Cameron. That tree is really tall. Well done and I liked how you had a picture of both trees. Good job.

  3. I like how you converted the measurements into metres from feet, when you did your summarising, Cam. It shows you're really thinking about what you're reading and what it means.

  4. Wow Cameron
    I really liked how you put pictures of the tree on your blog.

  5. Seventy five meters high !!!!!!!!!!!! That is one big tree.

  6. Really I did not know that the tree was that tall good job.


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