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Nature’s Masterpiece: Giant Sequoia

Nature's Masterpiece: Giant Sequoia

Cahill, A. (n.d.). Nature's Masterpiece: Giant Sequoia. Pacific Horiculture.

One of the most majestic of the West’s signature trees is giant sequoia from the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada, where temperatures and soil moisture are conducive to its great growth. Their home range is only about 260 miles long and fifteen miles wide, smaller in extent than that of its close relative, coast redwood. Yet, because of its greater hardiness, giant sequoia has been cultivated in parks and gardens throughout much of the United States and Europe since its discovery in the early 1850s. To continue reading, follow the link above.