sequoia

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sequoia

either of two huge Californian coniferous trees (the redwood Sequoia sempervivens or the giant sequoia Sequoiadendron giganteum), that can reach heights of up to 100 metres and are the largest terrestrial organisms. They are among the oldest living organisms in the world, taking perhaps 2000 years to reach their mature size. The oldest sequoia, called General Sherman, is thought to be between 3000 and 4000 years old, standing 83 metres tall and with a diameter of more than 9 metres.
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The 24-year-old has lived up a huge Californian Redwood for 15 months.
Other species include Atlas Cedar from North Africa, Giant Californian Redwood and Weymouth Pine with its six-inch cones.
On its shores sit buildings made from antique Californian redwood and reclaimed material from old iron bridges.
Trampled out of National One two years ago, they hired Steve Ojomoh, a Californian Redwood of a man, to headline their inevitable return only for the former England No 8 to be felled by the combination of injury and his own coaching inexperience.
The tree is worked on by chainsaws and colour is achieved in his sculptures, for example, by using Californian Redwood, or by a charring process.
The Wellingtonia is a relative of the giant Californian Redwood, a 40-year-old specimen of which stands near the visitor centre.
At one point along the driveway, a mistake must have been made with a Sequoia or Californian redwood being planted.

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