Sequoiadendron giganteum

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Noun1.Sequoiadendron giganteum - extremely lofty evergreen of southern end of western foothills of Sierra Nevada in CaliforniaSequoiadendron giganteum - 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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Giant sequoia are the largest living trees on Earth and exist in only 73 groves scattered along the western slope of California's Sierra Nevadas--the last remnants of a vast Sequoiadendron giganteum forest that, along with coast redwood ancestors, covered much of the northern hemisphere.
Sequoiadendron giganteum only exists within the Sierra Nevada mountain range, and the vast majority of groves--59 of them--are located in a 70-mile belt directly south of the Kings River Canyon.
Giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) trees of Sequoia National Park, California, are at risk from unnaturally severe fires related to fuels accumulating during the 1900s from exclusion of natural surface fires (Swetnam et al., 2009).
For more than 150 years, a clump of Sequoiadendron Giganteum trees, commonly known as giant sequoia, had been growing in Normanby.
Yr enw gwyddonol arnyn nhw ydi Sequoiadendron giganteum, ac enwau Saesneg arnyn nhw ydi'r giant sequoia a'r Sierra redwood.
Anyone who has walked in the towering groves of the giant redwoods of California, Sequoiadendron giganteum, and lowered their voice to an awed whisper would recognize something approaching the holiness of the great cathedrals, although they might not agree that "sacred trees and sacred things do not have a place in a consumer society."
Next to houses on the Bournville Village Trust estate, a magnificent giant redwood (Sequoiadendron giganteum) which can grow to 100m tall and be known to have lived for 3,000 years in California.