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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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"Big Tree will remain closed until public safety standards are adhered to."
He will discuss the Illinois Big Tree Register, the types of metrics used to measure big trees, highlight some of the biggest trees in Illinois, and encourage people to get involved by nominating big trees.
In the quarter-century since, they have helped increase awareness about champion trees' vital role in the environment and produced one of the program's most popular publications--the National Big Tree Program calendar.
Now their hard work has paid off with the news that The Big Tree Plant has awarded a further pounds 160,000 to The Mersey Forest to plant even more trees.
Hilton Dunkeld House, a luxury hotel located in Perthshire, Scotland, is partnering with the National Tree Collections of Scotland and the Perthshire Big Tree Country Initiative, in a conservation scheme.
Yesterday, children from the Tile Hill Children's Centre were invited along to explore The excited tots were all smiles as they were let loose on the big tree.
Bobby's mother and sister knit for a living while Bobby spends the day riding "borrowed" horses and watering a big tree that is only half-alive because of the drought.
Scores of Sunset readers told us last December when they responded to our question "How do you put up a really big tree?" According to our respondents, a big tree isn't just a tradition.
NEXT YEAR WILL BE A BIG YEAR for American Forests, as we celebrate the 75th year of the National Big Tree Program.
THE FIRST WEEKEND IN MARCH, I visited an address I'd seen on dozens of big tree nominations: the Virginia residence of big tree hunter Byron Carmean.
DALE LUTHRINGER, environmental education specialist at Cook Forest State Park, and Bob Leverett of the Native Tree Society invited me to give a presentation about the National Big Tree Program for an advanced tree-measuring workshop this past spring.
Big tree enthusiasts usually have to wait a year for an updated National Register of Big Trees.