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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Some states are associated with particular trees: Vermont sugar maples, California coastal redwoods and giant sequoias, magnolias in Mississippi, the New Hampshire paper birch (a fast-growing tree used for building canoes), eastern white pine in Maine (ideal for tall ship masts), and Sitka spruce in Alaska (sometimes used in early airplane construction).
The Coastal Redwood is renowned as the world's tallest tree, and the specimens at Gliffaes stand at 48m, with a girth of 7.
But the most compelling fact for those tree farmers planting coastal redwoods this year: Redwood logs are selling for $800 to $1,300 per thousand board feet compared with less than $250 for Douglas fir, according to Random Lengths, a wood products trade publication based in Eugene.
According to Ferrell, Spring Mountain marks just about the eastern limit for coastal redwoods.
The crushed aggregate surface leads through a grove of majestic redwood trees, the only coastal redwoods found in the Pacific Northwest.
Closer to San Francisco, only 45 minutes from the airport, is the Lodge at Skylonda, a 16-room secluded retreat amid coastal redwoods.
For that reason, we are assisting efforts to extend the life of coastal redwoods.
That tree seemed to go on forever, like a living god hidden in plain sight, and that's how I discovered something else you may not know, if you're anything like me: Standing below one of these gigantic coastal redwoods, allowing your mind the time and quiet to absorb its vastness, can be emotionally overwhelming.
LAURIE WAYBURN STANDS QUIETLY in a forest glade surrounded by towering coastal redwoods.
The towering coastal redwoods of Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park are not only gigantic and enormous, they are a thesaurus of dinosauric description.
They also found pollens that prove the existence back then of incense cedar and coastal redwoods in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains.

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