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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

A powerful winter storm in California has brought down an ancient tree, carved into a living tunnel more than a century ago. The "Pioneer Cabin Tree," a sequoia in Calaveras Big Trees State Park, saw horses and cars pass through it over the years. Over the weekend, a powerful winter storm slammed into California and Nevada, prompting flooding and mudslides in some regions. On Sunday, a volunteer at the state park reported that Pioneer Cabin had not survived. "The storm was just too much for it," the Calaveras Big Tree Association wrote on Facebook.





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it fell by humans cutting a hole in it and it finally dying from that wound.

#1 | Posted by klifferd at 2017-01-10 10:01 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

Anybody who ever comes to California I'd recommend you see these giants in person.

#2 | Posted by patron at 2017-01-10 10:02 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

My wife and I just visited this grove in September. While the sequoia's are an impressive sight, I'll admit this one particular tree wasn't that impressive. It seemed really small and was cut off like a stump above the "drive thru" and would barely allow a VW Bug to get through it. It looked dead and cured, like firewood. I'm not surprised it shattered into a million pieces.

#3 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-01-10 10:57 AM | Reply

Like poor people, the tree was just lazy.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-01-10 11:01 AM | Reply

It couldn't take the prospect of life under the Trump Administration.

#5 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-01-10 12:01 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Since #4 was apparently too "controversial"...

Like the American middle class, it had its supporting foundation hollowed out decades ago, leading to its premature collapse.

(i.e. Since 1975, practically all the gains in household income have gone to the top 20% of households.)

You getting it now?

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-01-10 12:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


Keep swinging Snoofy, keep swinging....

You need a little love Snoofy? You appear to be more insecure than Trump?


#7 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2017-01-10 02:07 PM | Reply

I bet it was the Russians.

#8 | Posted by Federalist at 2017-01-11 09:35 AM | Reply

Do you think they would let me come pick it up? I'm almost out of firewood.

#9 | Posted by bogey1355 at 2017-01-11 07:32 PM | Reply

Thanks Trump!

#10 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2017-01-12 01:59 AM | Reply

A few months ago Trump's motorcade had to make an emergency stop near this tree so The Donald could take a -------------.....take a leak. Now, the tunnel tree collapses. Coincidence?

#11 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-01-12 02:13 AM | Reply

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