Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)

[ Trees > Conifers . . . ]      Forest Type: Coastal Redwood


Trees reaching 300 feet or more; flat needles; bark reddish, deeply furrowed; growing in coastal California's "fog belt."

by Michael Kuo

Habitat: Dominating the "fog belt" of coastal California; in pure stands or mixed with other conifers or hardwoods.

Stature: The tallest tree in the world (though not the most massive, which is the Giant Sequoia), typically 200-275 feet high but often over 300 feet high; to 12 feet in diameter; narrowly conical; very straight.

Needles: To 1 inch long; dark yellowish green; flattened; appearing paired.

Bark: 6-12 inches thick; deeply furrowed; reddish brown.

Cones: To 1 inch; scales shield-shaped; maturing in one season.

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Sequoia sempervirens

Sequoia sempervirens

Sequoia sempervirens

Sequoia sempervirens

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