Saguaros grow very slowly at first - an inch or so during their first 6 to 8 years. It may be 70 years before they sprout branches, or arms. They reach full height, 40-50 ft, at about 150 years. The tallest may reach 75 ft.
Saguaro National Park, Arizona
Canon EOS 7D, f/18 @ 10 mm, 1/200, ISO 400, No Flash
© Mark Chinn