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big tree:

see sequoiasequoia
, name for the redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) and for the big tree, or giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum), both huge, coniferous evergreen trees of the bald cypress family, and for extinct related species.
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Para Bruin, the rubber bear, climbed to a limb of the big tree, rolled himself into a ball, and dropped to the platform, whence he bounded up again to the limb.
There they found a big tree which lay felled on the ground, and close by the trunk something was jumping backwards and forwards in the grass, but they could not make out what it was.
He climbed to the top of a hill and lay down in the grass, and as he thought under the shadow of a big tree.
They said all right, but before they left they sent one of the grandsons to climb a big tree in the barnyard, where he tied the demijohn sixty feet from the ground.
Big Trees first evaluated the access to the tree and gave estimates of what all would be involved in handling the oak.
The National Big Tree Program was established that same year and the national register of American Forests Champion Trees --then called the American Big Trees Report--was published the following year.
GIANT TREES OF WESTERN AMERICA AND THE WORLD is his attempt to document those which remain and provides a catalog of the West's big trees of all species, from BC's 400- plus foot Lynn Valley fir to the massive redwoods of California.
I think they should check the big trees and if they see anything that should be taken care of they should do it prior to anything happening rather than later.
Not too long ago, the big trees were in serious trouble.
To steady big trees, they wedge them into washtubs, or set them into rock-filled 5-gallon buckets or in oil-changing pans mounted to plywood bases.
Big Trees was approached by a homeowner with a problem in late 2017; they had two enormous Japanese Maples on their property line with the street.
But thanks to the new and improved online version, the 2011 National Register of Big Trees will be out.