Notes: Freeman Creek Grove, also known as Lloyd Meadow Grove, is located near Freeman Creek in the southern portion (Western Divide Ranger District) of Giant Sequoia National Monument. The grove encompasses more than 2.2 mi2 (5.8 km2) of terrain and is the largest un-logged grove of giant redwoods located outside of a national park.
On July 14, 1992, George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, signed Proclamation 6457 during a ceremony beside George Bush Tree in Freeman Creek Grove to protect several groves of old-growth giant redwoods within Sequoia, Sierra, and Tahoe National Forests (which later became part of Giant Sequoia National Monument) "for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations."
Freeman Creek Grove includes 1 of the 40 largest trees on Earth (Great Goshawk), the redwood with the most cones yet measured (Conehead), and one of the most-impressive telescope trees ever discovered (Castro). The grove contains 3 trees larger than 25,000 ft3 (708 m3) and 1 tree larger than 30,000 ft3 (850 m3).
Freeman Creek Grove includes the following giant redwoods:
Great Goshawk is the largest tree in Freeman Creek Grove.
Photos: Pictures of Freeman Creek Grove