What Is a Tree You Can Drive Through?

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Drive-through trees are huge trees that have man-made tunnels carved into their bases, which are large enough for automobiles to pass through. Many of these trees are giant redwoods located in Northern California. Chandelier Drive-Thru Tree, located in Logget, Calif., is one example.

State Route 254 in California, known as the Avenue of the Giants, features three redwoods with tunnels for visitors to drive through, including the Chandelier Tree. All three of these trees are under private ownership as of 2014, and require drivers to pay an admission fee to drive through them. The creators carved the tunnels before the introduction of the SUV, so such vehicles are too large to fit through most tree tunnels.