Beloved California Giant Sequoia Tree Felled by Storm

iStock/Thinkstock(ARNOLD, Calif.) — A beloved centuries-old Giant Sequoia tree that wowed thousands of visitors who passed through a tunnel in its massive trunk was felled after a weekend storm brought flooding to California this weekend.

The tree, nicknamed the "pioneer cabin" after its enormous size, is located in Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Giant Sequoias are commonly known as redwood trees.

Its trunk was hollowed out in the 1800s as a tourist attraction but the tree managed to survive until this weekend.

Social media users reacted with shock and disappointment upon hearing of the tree's demise.

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Check Also

Syracuse fraternity members removed from classes following racist video

ABCNews.com(SYRACUSE, N.Y.) -- Syracuse University removed more than a dozen Theta Tau fraternity members from classes on Sunday after video emerged showing members participating in racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic skits, according to to school offi...