giant sequoia


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giant sequoia

n.
A very tall, coniferous evergreen tree (Sequoiadendron giganteum) native to the high western slopes of the Sierra Nevada in California and having a massive trunk and light-colored, reddish wood. Also called big tree, giant redwood, wellingtonia.

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n.
a large sequoia, Sequoiadendron giganteum, growing to 300 ft. (91 m) high, having reddish brown bark and scalelike blue-green leaves. Also called giant sequoia.
[1850–55]
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Noun1.giant sequoia - extremely lofty evergreen of southern end of western foothills of Sierra Nevada in Californiagiant sequoia - extremely lofty evergreen of southern end of western foothills of Sierra Nevada in California; largest living organism
sequoia, redwood - either of two huge coniferous California trees that reach a height of 300 feet; sometimes placed in the Taxodiaceae
genus Sequoiadendron, Sequoiadendron - giant sequoias; sometimes included in the genus Sequoia; until recently placed in the Taxodiaceae
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The Bureau of Land Management Bakersfield Field Office is seeking public input on the development of a vegetation and forest health plan for the Bureaus giant sequoia groves on Case Mountain, southeast of Three Rivers.
Wildfires also burned in a 2,700-year-old grove of giant sequoia trees near Yosemite National Park, forced evacuations in Glacier National Park and drove people from homes in parts of the West struggling with blazing temperatures.
The fires Sunday caused evacuations in Glacier National Park in Montana and many other parts of the West; compelled crews to rescue about 140 hikers who had spent the night in the woods after fire broke out along the popular Columbia River Gorge Trail in Oregon; and led firefighters to step up efforts to protect a 2,700-year-old grove of giant sequoia encroached by flames near Yosemite National Park in California, AP reported.
But actually, the redwood, the tallest trees on earth, are cousins of the giant sequoia - the largest trees on earth.
They used ropes to climb to the tops of California's giant sequoia (seh-KOY-uh) trees.
Firefighters on Saturday intentionally set low-intensity fires in a famed grove of giant sequoia trees in Kings Canyon National Park to remove vegetation and protect the grove from the wildfire, Schwarber said.
The tallest species of trees |in the world include the Coast Redwood, Giant Sequoia, Coast Douglas Fir, Sitka Spruce and Australian Mountain Ash.
At Yosemite, the list ranges from upgrading the El Portal sewer lines to rehabilitating the much-visited Mariposa grove of giant sequoia trees.
For more than 150 years, a clump of Sequoiadendron Giganteum trees, commonly known as giant sequoia, had been growing in Normanby.
Danny Brock is facing a spell on the sidelines after receiving a 21-day suspension, seven of which were deferred until November 22, over his use of the whip when winning on Giant Sequoia at Lingfield on August 20.
Fire crews strengthened old containment lines on Wednesday to keep a blaze in Yosemite National Park from reaching a grove of treasured giant sequoia trees.
Thank you for your article "Gentle Giants" [Fall 2013], about the giant sequoia of the southern Sierra Nevada.