possible Giant Sequoia in Salem County

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Barry Caselli
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possible Giant Sequoia in Salem County

Post by Barry Caselli » Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:19 pm

In late winter or early spring of 2013 I was driving through Pittsgrove Township, Salem County, and saw this tree in someone's front yard. At the moment that I saw it out of the corner of my eye I dismissed it as a red cedar, but then I got a good look at it, and I'm thinking to myself "What in the world is that?". Then I figured it out, that it's probably a sequoia. Then I was in awe of it. Then on a nice day in April I took these pictures of it.
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Re: possible Giant Sequoia in Salem County

Post by Will Blozan » Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:28 pm

Very nice! Far taller than any I have seen in the east.

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Re: possible Giant Sequoia in Salem County

Post by Rand » Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:19 pm

I think the biggest one I've ever seen was growing up near the great bear sand dune right off of lake Michigan. It was maybe 2/3rds that size 20 years ago.

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Re: possible Giant Sequoia in Salem County

Post by Larry Tucei » Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:59 pm

Barry- Way cool! I wonder who planted it and how old it would be. Larry

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Re: possible Giant Sequoia in Salem County

Post by Marcboston » Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:31 pm

There is a big one at the Blithwold arboretum in Bristol RI that is close supposedly over 90' tall. They state it is the tallest east of the Mississippi. In fact, there are several specimens on this property. A great little arboretum, gorgeous grounds!

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Re: possible Giant Sequoia in Salem County

Post by Barry Caselli » Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:54 pm

Larry Tucei wrote:Barry- Way cool! I wonder who planted it and how old it would be. Larry
I don't remember for sure now, but I think it's in front of a house from the 1800s, and I'm guessing it may have been planted when the house was new.

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Re: possible Giant Sequoia in Salem County

Post by Matt Markworth » Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:42 pm

Barry,

Thanks for posting this.

There's something very appealing about the outline of this tree. I think the outline alone would make a very nice work of art. Although I think I'd always prefer the original to the artificial:)

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Re: possible Giant Sequoia in Salem County

Post by Rand » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:25 pm

Matt Markworth wrote:Barry,

Thanks for posting this.

There's something very appealing about the outline of this tree. I think the outline alone would make a very nice work of art. Although I think I'd always prefer the original to the artificial:)

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Oh, like one of these?
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Re: possible Giant Sequoia in Salem County

Post by John Harvey » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:44 pm

Barry,
Ive driven by this tree so many times and when I worked for Asplundth the guy who owns the tree tried to get us to cut it down and we refused because it was a Giant Sequoia. He asked a couple other people who also refused to cut it and there it remains. Great tree.
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Re: possible Giant Sequoia in Salem County

Post by John Harvey » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:47 pm

I took this pic a while back, it looks like it may have grown since then.
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