giant sequoia


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Related to giant sequoia: Giant Sequoia National Monument, giant redwoods
  • noun

Synonyms for giant sequoia

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

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Merced Grove is among three stands of giant sequoias in the park.
The owners also requested the planting of a Giant Sequoia, over 18' tall and requiring one of the company's largest tree spade trucks.
The article didn't mention the threat air pollution poses to the giant sequoia today.
The Giant Sequoia plan starts at 2,464 square feet and features large open windows, three spacious bedrooms, and a master suite with a large walk-in closet and fireplace.
Although the most famous giant sequoia trees stand in Sequoia National Park, the Forest Service actually has more acres of sequoia groves in the Sequoia National Forest.
In this, it probably edges out the giant sequoia but not the bristlecone pine, which lives up to 4,800 years.
The fire was less than two miles from the Giant Sequoia National Monument, which preserves about half of the 70 remaining groves of the giant trees, which can live to 3,000 years.
This new version will be set in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and Giant Sequoia National Park.
The monument is home to a giant sequoia tree named for George Bush, the elder.
8ft high and discovered in 1990 is listed by Packenham as the tallest known living thing in the world, while in the Sierra Nevada Mountains an ancient giant sequoia known as General Sherman weighing an estimated 1,500 tonnes is rated the the biggest tree in the world.
When George Bush stood in front of a giant sequoia in California on Earth Day two years ago and spoke of "a new environmentalism for the twenty-first century" that would "protect the claims of nature while also protecting the legal rights of property owners," Norton was by his side nodding approvingly.
The name Sequoia comes from the giant sequoia trees that live to be 2,000 to 3,000 years old.
AUTHOR OF THE ENDURING GIANTS: THE EPIC STORY OF GIANT SEQUOIA AND THE BIG TREES OF CALAVERAS (1973) AND STATE PARKS OF CALIFORNIA FROM 1864 TO THE PRESENT (1980)
Noting that some giant tortoises have lived for more than 150 years, Wells illustrates that a good many other things live to be far older still such as California's giant sequoia trees who grow to be 3,000 years old While Arizona's Barringer Crater was made about 49,000 years ago, and that the the dinosaur dominated the Earth more than 65 million years ago.