redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)
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1" long; flat and pointed;
commonly green on top with white bands below (needles grown in the
sun may also have white bloom
on their upper
side); occur in a flat plane.
woody cones about 1" long;
thick, wrinkled scales. Scales move easily when pinched between the
at first, but turn brown after several years. No leaf scars present
(leaves tear away from twig). When they die, twigs and leaves are
shed as a single unit.
Distribution: Found in a narrow belt
in the coastal region of southwestern Oregon and northern California.
For more information about this
species see "Trees
to Know in Oregon".
by common name trees
by scientific name dichotomous
a book "Trees to Know" more
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