It was named by James Wolverton, a naturalist, for General William Tecumseh Sherman, who was a Civil War general.
It is the largest single stem tree in the world.
The tree is 274.9 feet tall.
It is 2,300 to 2,700 years old.
In January, 2006, it lost a big branch on the right side from bad weather
The word I think of when I see pictures of the General Sherman Tree is magnificent.