Nathan Levy and Guy Hopping with one of the newly planted Giant Sequoias

You are invited to attend!

The Sequoia Legacy Tree in the 1950s

Sequoia Legacy Tree Dedication

Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 9:00 AM at the downtown Visalia Post Office located at 111 W. Acequia Ave. Visalia, CA 93291

A Giant Growing In Our Midst: The Historic Sequoia Legacy Tree

In February 1936, Guy Hopping, Superintendent of General Grant National Park (now Kings Canyon) and Nathan Levy, Visalia Postmaster, planted a pair of Sequoia trees on either side of the Downtown Visalia Post Office. The trees, a mere three years old at the time of planting, were brought by Hopping from Grant Grove National Park. During the winters, Hoppng worked from an office in the basement of the beautiful Art Deco post office, built in 1934. Although the tree on the east side of the building was removed in the 1980s due to poor health, the surviving tree stands as a symbol of the strong relationship Visalia still enjoys with its mountain neighbors.