sequoia

(redirected from dawn redwood)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Opening day of the exhibit will include tree measuring activities and the planting of dawn redwood seedlings, which visitors can also take home with them.
Local authority officers sought to protect the 50ft dawn redwood - believed to be the only one in the city - after owner Brian Downing, of Beechwood Avenue, Earlsdon, Coventry, asked if there were any orders on the conifer.
The water garden comprises a well-stocked, elevated pool overhung by a mature oak tree and surrounded by newly-planted dawn redwood.
And the campus' Dawn Redwood with its unusually fuzzy, shaggy bark sometimes fools observers into thinking it's dead when it really isn't, Siegel said.
through its "Trees for Tracks" program, is donating 101 spruce, arborvitae, dawn redwood, white oak, beech, sweetgum, flowering crab, flowering cherry and dogwood trees for planting in those parts of Worcester that have been hit hard by the Asian longhorned beetle infestation.
The prehistoric tree that graces Winona State University's campus is the dawn redwood.
It's the metasequoia, more poetically known as the dawn redwood.
NEIGHBOURS who applied to axe a rare dawn redwood tree which has become too big for a garden in Coventry had to make their case to a visiting group of city councillors today.
The car ripped from the ground a 25-year-old precious and very rare dawn redwood tree that my parents treasured, somehow managed to miss the telephone pole on the edge of the street, and flew back into traffic," she said.
Dawn redwood, ginkgo, and sweetgum are among the remarkable tree species that have outlived dinosaurs, survived the Ice Age, and remain unchanged to this day.
The ETF already has picked an initial list of trees for the honor, including a stand of 100-year-old to 250-year-old oaks on top of Gillespie Butte in north Eugene, a rare Dawn Redwood on the University of Oregon campus, and an 87-foot-tall walnut tree at Ferry Street and East 11th Avenue.