|A healthy Pioneer Cabin tree stands in |
Calaveras Big Trees State Park.
Nature gave us this beautiful tree and Mother Nature took it down. More than 1000 year-old Pioneer Cabin tree, known for its hollow center that allowed cars to pass through, collapsed during the intense storm that blasted California with heavy rain.
The tree was fallen after heavy storm. The tree was laying in a pond with a river running through it. Calaveras Big Trees Association's Facebook page stated that -- the storm was just too much for the famed Sequoia, that was believed to be possibly more than 1,000 years old.
An environment expert informed that the tree has shallow roots and its health was deteriorating. The tree had giant sequoia through which car can "drive-trough".
|Debris remains after the tree fallen|
|Famous Pioneer tree|
The tree was hollowed out in the 1880s to allow tourists to pass through it, and even allowed cars, but more recently has hosted only hikers. It was part of the "Big Trees Trail" at the state park. A healthy Pioneer Cabin tree stands in Calaveras Big Trees State Park.