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Pioneer Cabin Tree

Iconic 1000-year-old ‘tunnel tree’ in California topples in storm

CALIFORNIA: An ancient giant sequoia tree, also known as ‘tunnel tree’ due to hollowed-out tunnel big enough for cars to drive through, was toppled in the wake of floods and powerful rain storms. The historic Pioneer Cabin Tree, named for the tunnel that was carved out of its base in the 1880s, fell in Calaveras Big Trees State Park in Calaveras County, a nonprofit group associated with the park said on Sunday. The trail around the tree was flooded due to severe rain, and forecasters expect another half foot of rain to…