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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 Giant Forest was made auto friendly in the 1920s - you could drive right up to, on top of and through the sequoias and park at a lodge built under the big trees.
And unlike more obscure forests, much of the public is familiar with California's giant sequoias and the rare wildlife species--like peregrine falcons and spotted owls--that depend upon them.
Propagated from cuttings at the USDA Forest Service's Chico Tree Improvement Center, 10 tiny sequoias are just now pushing their roots into Sierra soft.
The world's biggest trees faced one of their fiercest foes Tuesday as a hot summer brush fired raged for a third straight day across Sequoia National Monument.
Giant sequoias, frequently referred to as "bigtrees, reach heights of 300 to 330 feet, whereas redwoods can grow to 350 feet high.
Many people confuse redwoods and sequoias and think redwoods are the largest trees in the world.
We selected Sequoia XPS after evaluating other leading portal applications, because it provides a level of openness and adaptability that will allow us to bring together information from virtually any repository or application our globally distributed users might need, regardless of how Eastman may evolve.
Sequoia is integrating Bantu's instant messaging application, Bantu Messenger, into its XML-pure portal software product, XPS(TM).
Several key Sequoia customers and partners have already agreed to participate as Betas including Commerce One Global Services, GE Research and Development, Lockheed Martin, Software AG, and Waste Management.
The Sequoia team is among the most innovative and motivated we have worked with, and we expect this partnership to be very successful.
Sequoia Offers Software Vendors Quick Path for "Portalizing" Existing
Earlier this year, Sequoia and SAIC announced an agreement allowing SAIC to resell and implement XPS in conjunction with SAIC's own XML-based applications.