Sequoia gigantea


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extremely lofty evergreen of southern end of western foothills of Sierra Nevada in California

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Sequoia gigantea has a normal life expectancy of 1,000 to 1,500 years.
But the French botanist Decaisne, believing the tree to be related to the California coastal redwood, the Sequoia sempervirens, decided instead on Sequoia gigantea for the giant of the Sierra.
When John Muir spoke with reverence about the redwoods and the giant sequoia trees, he spoke with eloquence: "The Sequoia gigantea is nature's forest masterpiece, it belongs to an ancient stock, has a strange air of other days, a thoroughbred look, inherited from long ago.