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giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum)

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  • Needles: Needles are generally scale-like but have sharp tips. Blue-green in color.
  • Fruit: Cones are woody, egg-shaped, extremely hard, and 2-3" long.
  • Bark: Bark is thick, dark reddish-brown, and deeply furrowed. Trunks are greatly enlarged and buttressed at the base.
  • Distribution: Grow in isolated groves scattered throughout the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountains in central California. Trees are generally found at 4,900-8,200 ft. (1,500-2,500 m).

For more information on the giant sequoia see"Trees to Know in Oregon".



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