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The Stagg tree is a giant sequoia in Alder Creek Grove, it is the fifth largest tree in the world. L.Day noticed the tree in 1931, with the help from two others he measured the tree in 1932. The tree was named around 1960 for Amos Alonzo Stagg, Stagg was a football coach at the university of Chicago. The name is shortened by most people to simply "Stagg". In 1993 a group of climbers climbed the tree to the very top and found there was a hollow room inside the trunk near the top.

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Wendell Flint, the Author of "To Find the Biggest Tree" along with the photographer of the book Mike Law, mearsured the tree in 1977, here are their measurements for the Stagg tree.

Metres Feet Height above base Circumference at ground Diameter 1.5 m above base Diameter 18 m (60') above base Diameter 55 m (180') above base Estimated bole volume (m³.ft³)
74.1 243.0
33.3 109.0
7.05 22.9
5.6 18.2
3.8 12.5
1,205.0 42,557.0
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