When a giant tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? Of course, it does, but it can also cause an obstruction if it falls over a path or road. When that happens there are only 2 courses of action. Remove the tree (which takes a lot of work) or build a tunnel going through it…
10 – Sequoia National Park, California – www.weedist.com/2013/05/weedist-destinations-sequoia-national-park
Quite a few of these images you are about to see are located within the Sequoia National Park because when a giant Sequoia tree falls over or dies it is often easier to build a tunnel through them rather than cut them down.
9 – Sequoia National Park, California – stupid-ideas.blogspot.in/2006/08/giant-trees.html
The same park as before, only this time an older tree, an older image and an older vehicle!
8 – Redwood National Park, California – www.oldtimers.lt/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=5945&start=90
I’m not sure what the difference is between a giant redwood and a Sequoia, but I presume it mostly about the colour. This is a single tree that has split due to a lightning strike which really shows just how delicate these giant trees are.
7 – Redwood National Park, California – uk.pinterest.com/pin/92042386107590906
Cars back then were a little bit lower than today’s family jeep so I would imagine you can no longer do this.
6 – Sequoia National Park, California – www.buzzodd.com/tunnel-through-trees
We go back to a Sequoia for this one and on a driving tour through a tree. Shame there is no McDonald’s within the tree, now that would be cool.
5 – Sequoia National Park, California – www.buzzodd.com/tunnel-through-trees
When a Sequoia tree falls over a path it seems it’s far too much hassle to be cutting all of it down.
4 – Sequoia National Park, California – www.buzzodd.com/tunnel-through-trees
There is not much of head clearance for this tree tunnel, barely a whisper between the top of the truck and the trunk.
3 – Redwood National Park, California – thegoddesstree.com/trees/RedWood.htm
While there isn’t much of a tree trunk left there is still a tunnel going through it.
2 – Sequoia National Park, California – www.pinterest.com/pin/303781937343651342
Yet another walking path, and it still looks amazing. It must take ages to cut it through that thick trunk.
1 – Sequoia National Park, California – www.uwgb.edu/dutchs/VTrips/SequoiaNP.HTM
Some of the path tunnels through trees feature wooden walkways made from the trees themselves!