The Tallest, Biggest and Oldest Trees
This web page presents a pictorial field trip
from the Pacific coast of California to the Great Basin in search of the biggest, tallest,
oldest trees. Each image is presented with a script telling about the picture being
shown. A map showing the topography, an W-E transect across California to the Great
Basin, and annual rainfall, and an explanation of rain shadows and their significance, can
be found in the "How to use these slides in teaching" page.
Alternatively, you can view just the trees, the
other plants, pictures of cones and foliage, or the general scenery of this field trip, by
just selecting one of the menu pages below.
The slides found within these pages are the property of Dr. David W. Lee, (copyright 1979) Florida International
University. To use the images shown you must contact him for permission (clicking on
his name will open an email connection). This educational slide show is presented
compliments of David Lee, and Illinois State University's Fell Aboretum and the Department
of Biological Sciences.