Sequoiadendron -- planted ? - 212 ft. - Oregon / 2020

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Sequoiadendron -- planted ? - 212 ft. - Oregon / 2020

Post by mdvaden » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:51 am

Recently, our son and his wife moved to a camp in southern Oregon. I noticed a large trunk behind a wood shed, and realized it was a Sequoiadendron - cones, foliage, etc.. I went back to help sort an old wood pile, then afterward we measured the tree for fun. I was surprised to learn it was 212 feet tall. The diameter is over 7 ft. dbh. It's one of the most nicely formed Sequoiadendron I've ever seen in the Pacific NW.

Here's a video I posted on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WKaVSvkwqA

A few others have emailed or commented, suggesting it may be the world's tallest planted Sequoiadendron outside the species natural range.

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Re: Sequoiadendron -- planted ? - 212 ft. - Oregon / 2020

Post by ElijahW » Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:08 am

Mario,

That’s a great video. Giant Sequoia can grow well in upstate NY, though I seldom see it planted. The largest I’ve seen is just over 100’ tall and 10’ CBH. I don’t know for sure, but I believe it’s 70 or 80 years old.

Well done, and thanks for sharing,

Elijah

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