Last updated: December 7, 2021
Audio Description, Scenic View/Photo Spot
The Buttress Tree fell without warning on June 3, 1959. Its roots, like all sequoias, grew in a shallow, matted maze. Although sequoia roots can extend as much as 300 feet outwards, they rarely grow deeper than 12 feet. This leaves the trees vulnerable to erosion and changing soil conditions.
To access this area in winter, you will need to hike, snowshoe, or ski into the area.