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 blaze has forced the closure of multiple roads, campgrounds and other facilities in the area, and has also threatened a number of groves of giant sequoia trees, some of the biggest and oldest living organisms on the planet.
The flames consumed about 4,850 hectares in Yosemite which is well known for scenic wonders like giant sequoia groves and waterfalls.
Snohomish, WA, August 03, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Big Trees Inc., (http://bigtreesupply.com/), a tree transplanting and tree nursery company, recently completed a large scale privacy screening trees project in Kent, Washington, as well as the planting of a Giant Sequoia. The company transplanted over 50 trees during the course of the project and ensured proper irrigation was implemented to ensure the trees' health in their new habitat.
The story of the 2,200 year-old Mother of the Forest giant sequoia tree that was stripped of all of its bark in 1854, killing the tree, and then reassembled for viewing by crowds in London and New York City, is presented as a sad moment in our history, but as a result, ecotourism to see the giant sequoias increased and the remaining trees were saved from being chopped down.
The giant sequoia trees in northern California are the largest trees in the world.
Yr enw gwyddonol arnyn nhw ydi Sequoiadendron giganteum, ac enwau Saesneg arnyn nhw ydi'r giant sequoia a'r Sierra redwood.
The magical waterfalls, giant sequoia trees, views from Glacier Point and more than 400 species of wildlife.
America: California is an amazing look at the unique wonders of a state distinguished by high and low deserts, sunshine-filled beaches, forests of redwood and giant sequoia, a diverse array of proud and colorful cities, and much more.
The name Sequoia comes from the giant sequoia trees that live to be 2,000 to 3,000 years old.
ENGBECK JR., AUTHOR OF THE ENDURING GIANTS: THE EPIC STORY OF GIANT SEQUOIA AND THE BIG TREES OF CALAVERAS (1973) AND STATE PARKS OF CALIFORNIA FROM 1864 TO THE PRESENT (1980)
Noting that some giant tortoises have lived for more than 150 years, Wells illustrates that a good many other things live to be far older still such as California's giant sequoia trees who grow to be 3,000 years old While Arizona's Barringer Crater was made about 49,000 years ago, and that the the dinosaur dominated the Earth more than 65 million years ago.
His goal: find out what keeps a coast redwood, or even the giant sequoia (shown, far right), from spindling upward forever.