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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 Case Mountain Extensive Recreation Management Area encompasses approximately 18,500 acres of BLM-managed public lands, which includes the 400-acre Giant Sequoia Complex.
Giant sequoias die only by toppling, though they are also under pressure from climate change.
Giant sequoias and their cousins, coast redwoods, are some of the largest trees on Earth.
Merced Grove is among three stands of giant sequoias in the park.
The article didn't mention the threat air pollution poses to the giant sequoia today.
The blaze has forced the closure of multiple roads, campgrounds and other facilities in the area, and has also threatened a number of groves of giant sequoia trees, some of the biggest and oldest living organisms on the planet.
The flames consumed about 4,850 hectares in Yosemite which is well known for scenic wonders like giant sequoia groves and waterfalls.
com/), a tree transplanting and tree nursery company, recently completed a large scale privacy screening trees project in Kent, Washington, as well as the planting of a Giant Sequoia.
Sitka spruce will continue to be the commercial mainstay at Kielder, as it is best suited to wet ground conditions, but elsewhere, new species are being trialled, including the Giant sequoia.
The story of the 2,200 year-old Mother of the Forest giant sequoia tree that was stripped of all of its bark in 1854, killing the tree, and then reassembled for viewing by crowds in London and New York City, is presented as a sad moment in our history, but as a result, ecotourism to see the giant sequoias increased and the remaining trees were saved from being chopped down.
After spending an hour soaking up the view I continue along the Wawona Road to Fish Camp and the nearby giant sequoia trees at Mariposa Grove.
The giant sequoia trees in northern California are the largest trees in the world.