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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 SPF protects giant sequoias and their limited habitat by funding important education, restoration, and research projects in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
The Ventura County Environmental Health Division late last year handed the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District an ultimatum: Correct code violations and problems plaguing the Sequoia pool - including leaks, cracks, inadequate heating and handicap access - or close it.
Exercising his power under the Antiquities Act, which allows the President of the United States to protect places of exceptional historic or scientific value as national monuments, he signed an executive order transforming 328,000 acres of Sequoia National Forest into Sequoia National Monument "for future generations to study and enjoy.
Glacial action during the Pleistocene Era, he believed, caused these trees to be severed from a continuous sequoia forest then covering the Sierras.
Sequoia is an innovative company with a century-long history; hard-working and talented employees; proven products; a solid balance sheet; essentially no debt, a corporate structure that provides flexibility; an extensive customer base and a very bright future," said Jack Blaine, Sequoia President & CEO.
Since early 2008, Sequoia has been acquiring real estate debt and continues to work with banks, the FDIC, and private equity groups to add to Sequoia's portfolio.
Designated a National Park in 1890, Sequoia was the second national park created after Yellowstone, a week before Yosemite.
The giant sequoia, needing a drier environment, flourishes at higher elevations.
Lightspeed contributed $7 million to the round while Sequoia Capital India and Silicon Valley Bank contributed an additional $3.
9-foot-tall tree is farther to the north in Sequoia National Park, part of the patchwork of government lands that make up the region.
But the redwoods, Sequoia sempervirens, grow on the northern California coast, and the giant sequoias, or Bigtrees, grow at higher elevations farther inland, on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada.
Goldman Sachs is leading the round along with Sequoia Capital China and Lux Capital.