California’s historic ‘drive-through’ tree has fallen down
An enormous sequoia tree in California’s Calaveras Big Trees State Park was toppled by a storm on January 8.
A popular photo-op for tourists, the middle of the Pioneer Cabin tree was cut to form a tunnel in the 1880s. It was hollowed out to compete with a similar tree tunnel in Yosemite National Park. The tree remained alive despite the damage, and cars were allowed to drive through it for many years. Recently, however, passage was restricted to hikers. – READ MORE