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Sequoia sempervirens reference on Trees & Shrubs Online has been updated

Sequoia sempervirens reference on Trees & Shrubs Online has been updated

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20th June 2024 → 

We are excited to see that the reference page for Sequoia sempervirens, the magnificent coast redwood, has been updated on Trees & Shrubs Online. The revised article incorporates the latest research findings and provides a comprehensive overview of this iconic tree species, which is endemic to the coastal regions of California and southern Oregon. The […]

Sequoiadendron giganteum reference on Trees & Shrubs Online has been updated

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13th June 2024 → 

We are pleased to see that the reference page for Sequoiadendron giganteum, the giant sequoia, on Trees & Shrubs Online has been updated with the latest information. The revised article incorporates new research findings and provides a comprehensive overview of this magnificent tree species, including its distribution, physical characteristics, ecology, conservation status, and cultivation. We […]

Sequoiadendron giganteum reference on Trees & Shrubs Online has been updated.
Baltimore’s historic dawn redwood tree destroyed by lightning, ‘literally exploded’

Baltimore’s historic dawn redwood tree destroyed by lightning, ‘literally exploded’

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5th June 2024 → 

A 60-year-old dawn redwood tree, which was one of Baltimore’s most photographed trees, fell victim to lightning during Memorial Day weekend thunderstorms. The tree, located at the Cylburn Arboretum, “literally exploded” according to a nonprofit organization that partners with the city to care for the public gardens. Read the full article here → https://www.yahoo.com/news/baltimore-historic-dawn-redwood-tree-195500991.html

Iconic Redwood Stands Tall Amid Escalating Environmental Perils

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29th May 2024 → 

Researchers climbed the iconic General Sherman Tree, the world’s largest tree located in Sequoia National Park, California, to inspect for signs of bark beetle infestation which poses an emerging threat to giant sequoias. After descending the towering 2,200-year-old, 275-foot sequoia, they reported the tree appears healthy and able to fend off any beetle attacks currently. […]

Iconic Redwood Stands Tall Amid Escalating Environmental Perils
Protected Giant Redwood tree in Epping could be cut down because its damaging houses

Protected Giant Redwood tree in Epping could be cut down because its damaging houses

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25th April 2024 → 

A prominent 22-meter tall landmark in Epping, known as the Giant Redwood, is causing damage to nearby properties by drawing excessive moisture from the soil, leading to subsidence and cracks in buildings. An application has been filed to remove this landmark, which has a preservation order, along with other nearby trees recommended for removal or […]

Coastal Redwoods vs. Giant Sequoias | Nature Boom Time

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14th March 2024 → 

In this episode of “Nature Boom Time,” Charlie has a hard time figuring out which is larger: a coastal redwood or giant sequoia. Explore with him to learn about the biggest tress in the world and what makes them different from each other.

Coastal Redwoods vs. Giant Sequoias Nature Boom Time 
Giant redwoods: World’s largest trees 'thriving in UK'

Giant redwoods: World’s largest trees ‘thriving in UK’

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13th March 2024 → 

Giant redwoods, the world’s largest trees, are thriving in the UK, outnumbering those in their native California. Introduced to the UK around 160 years ago, they are growing at a similar rate to those in the US. With an estimated 500,000 trees in the UK compared to 80,000 in California, they are still not as […]

Tallest tree at Dublin’s National Botanic Gardens dies

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6th March 2024 → 

The tallest tree at the National Botanic Gardens in Dublin, a Giant Redwood, has died due to poor health first noticed in 2020. Standing at 33 meters, the tree showed signs of decay, with branches becoming brittle and snapping off. Tests by the Department of Agriculture found two fungal pathogens potentially responsible for its demise. […]

Tallest tree at Dublin's National Botanic Gardens dies
Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Gold Rush' - Dawn Redwood

Climate resilient trees – Dawn Redwood

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26th November 2023 → 

Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Golden Oji’ / ‘Gold Rush’ (Dawn Redwood) has been named as a climate resilient tree by the RHS. We have these trees for sale → https://redwoodtrees.co.uk/product/dawn-redwood-gold-rush-150-200cm-10-litre/ You can read the full article here → https://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/articles/rhs-curators-top-tree0

The UK’s tallest Christmas is once again a Giant Redwood.

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18th November 2023 → 

The UK’s tallest living Christmas tree – standing at 37m (121ft) – has been decorated with 1,800 energy-saving light bulbs. The giant redwood will be the centrepiece of Wakehurst’s annual Glow Wild light trail, which gets under way from 23 November and runs through to New Year’s Day. You can read the full article here […]

Wakehurst Christmas Tree