• Roosevelt Tree, Big Pine, California

      Roadtrip Attraction
      This giant sequoia was planted in Big Pine, California, on July 23, 1913. A plaque at the base of The Roosevelt Tree says it was planted when Westgaard Pass was opened to automobiles. The tree was named in honor of President Theodore Roosevelt.

      If you go:
      The Roosevelt tree is located on the southeast corner of the intersection of US Highway 395 and CA Highway 168. An information display is next to the tree.


      Main Street
      Corner of Main Street and CA-168
      Big Pine, California 93513 USA


      Phone Numbers:

      Bristlecone Forest Informmation
      +1 (760) 873-2400

      Comments 3 Comments
      1. Mark Sedenquist's Avatar
        Mark Sedenquist -
        Was this the source of the naming of the town? Does anyone know?
      1. KimD's Avatar
        KimD -
        Quote Originally Posted by Mark Sedenquist View Post
        Was this the source of the naming of the town? Does anyone know?
        I had thought so, but it appears not if the tree wasn't planned until 1913.
      1. KimD's Avatar
        KimD -
        Can someone confirm this is actually a giant sequoia? Giant sequoias seem very different to me. Their trunks are exposed and the tops are not pointy. Am I wrong?

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