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Giant Sequoia Tree
Scientic name: Sequoiadendron giganteum
Common names: Coast Redwood, California Redwood
The majestic columnar Sequoia evergreen tree has bluish green needles that vary in length with 1
and 1/2" to 3" reddish-brown cones. Its rich reddish-brown trunk stands out in
any landscape. Grows in many different soils, and requires full sun. Matures at 60' under
cultivation in East, 90'-200' in the wild. 25'-35' spread.
Type of tree:The Giant Sequoia falls into the following type(s): Evergreens
The Giant Sequoia grows to be 60' - 200' feet in height.
The Giant Sequoia has a spread of about 25' - 35' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a medium growth rate.
This sequoia does well in full sun.
The Giant Sequoia grows in acidic, drought tolerant, loamy, moist, sandy, well drained, clay soils.
Normal moisture requirements, with no flooding and only slight drought tolerance.
This sequoia has columnar, pyramidal shape.
This tree has bluish green needles, spirally arranged on the terminal leader, approximately 1/4 inch long.
Nondescript light brown.
The fruit is oval to round; 1-1/2 to 3 inches long, dry and hard, nondescript.
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From their earliest discovery, America's Redwoods have fired the imagination and the human sense of wonder as few other living things have done. The first sighting of them by Western voyagers was recorded in 1769 by a clergyman named Father Crespi, a member of a Spanish expedition, who wondered at the sight of these awesome "trees of a red color." The name Sequoia came from the Cherokee Chief Sequoyah, who was also famed for framing the alphabet of his Native American tongue. Not long after this discovery, redwoods were being harvested for their lumber, with the California Redwood providing the most useful wood. Its resistance to decay made it an ideal choice for caskets, cigar boxes, boats, and pipes. The gold rush of the 1850s also took a toll on the Redwoods and protective measures were not put into place until the 1930s. Unlike the Redwood, Sequoia wood is brittle and does not make good lumber.
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