The Giant Sequoia can reach an age of over 3000 years, boasting trunks that span a diameter of over 30-feet-wide. The Coast Redwood is known to be the tallest tree in the world. On average, they reach around 300-feet in height.  It is thought that Redwoods have been in existence for over 240 million years, and while they once thrived across a vast area throughout the Northern Hemisphere, they are now exclusively found in a stretch of land from Southern Oregon through to Central California.

Redwood Tree Facts

The Giant Sequoia is one of the Sierran species of Redwood, thus making Sequoias and Redwoods one and the same.  Sequoia Semperivens is the given scientific name for the Coast Redwood.

ARE REDWOOD TREES ALSO SEQUOIAS?

Redwoods face certain problems that are directly impacted by climate change. We've already spoken of their constant need for water.  An increasingly warmer climate could lead to less rainfall and less fog, both of which would impact their natural coping mechanisms for dryer spells.

HOW CLIMATE CHANGE HAS AFFECTED THE CALIFORNIA STATE TREE

Falling tree limbs can jeopardize the safety of both people and the property itself, not to mention any passing or parked vehicles.

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Coast Redwoods can grow to a height of over 350-feet. In some areas and with optimal growing conditions, Redwoods can grow anything between 2-10 feet annually. As such, they are considered to be one of the fastest-growing trews on the planet.

HOW TALL DO REDWOODS GET?

In the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, the General Sherman tree is more than 275-feet in height and over 102-feet wide at its base. It is thought of as the largest tree in overall volume in the world.   Hyperion was discovered in 2006, and at the last count, it stands taller than 380-feet.

WHAT IS THE TALLEST REDWOOD EVER?

Although its origins are unknown, the Wawona Tunnel Tree was a very well-known Giant Sequoia tree that was situated in Mariposa Grove in Yosemite National Park, in California. It was in situ until 1969 and stood as tall as 227-feet, with a diameter of 26 feet at the base.

WHAT ARE "TUNNEL TREES" AT YOSEMITE PARK?

The average lifespan of a Coast Redwood tree is between 500-700 years overall. However, it is possible a Coastal Redwood can survive for more than 200 years.

WHAT IS THE LIFESPAN OF A COAST REDWOOD?

Also known as Albino Redwood trees, Ghost Redwoods have been in existence since the mid-1800s. In the Pacific Northwest and California, there are more than 400 known Albino Redwoods.

WHAT ARE THE FUNCTIONS OF A 'GHOST REDWOOD?'