A giant sequoia, the General Sherman, is the largest living tree in the world when it comes to volume. The General Sherman also appears in lists of the tallest, widest and oldest trees on Earth. California’s Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park is home to the General Sherman Tree, which is believed to be between 2,300 and 2,700 years old. The General Sherman is 275 feet tall, 25 feet in diameter, and its approximate bole volume is 52,513 cubic feet. The General Sherman, however, doesn’t hold the record as the largest tree ever recorded. The Crannell Creek Giant was a coast redwood that was up to a quarter bigger than the General Sherman, but was cut down in California in the 1940s. In the early 20th Century, the Lindsey Creek tree was a huge coast redwood, reportedly being around 90,000 cubic feet in size.