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9 of the world's most amazing trees

By: Shea Gunther on March 11, 2010, 5:24 p.m.
car driving through the chandelier tree

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Chandelier Tree

The Chandelier Tree, also known as the drive-thru tree, is a giant redwood located 175 miles north of San Francisco on US 101. The massive tree had the ignoble fate of having a tunnel carved through its base more than 60 years ago and is now the centerpiece of a 200-acre grove of redwoods. For $3, you can drive your car through the tree — unless you are driving a Winnebago — and set up a picnic at its base.