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  Redwood - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Redwood is a name used for several species of trees with red or reddish coloured wood; see each species for individual details.
The wood of Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris) is sometimes called 'redwood' in the timber trade.
Redwood Road is a major arterial in Salt Lake County, Utah
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Redwood   (169 words)

  
 Trees Of Mystery
In the 30's to the early 60's redwood was used as a separator between the plates of electrolytic (auto, truck and airplane) batteries.
Couple this with redwoods ability to survive long periods of immersion and their immense durability in the face of flood borne debris and you will realize that the redwood can survive and indeed thrive in flood planes that wipe out less hardy tree species.
Redwoods compensate for induced leans caused by shifting slopes, collisions of other trees, flood pressure and tectonic induced tilting, by the unusual ability to "buttress" their undersides through accelerated growth on the downhill side.
www.treesofmystery.net /sequoia.htm   (1416 words)

  
 Metasequoia glyptostroboides   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
From fossil records, dawn redwood is known to have existed as many as 50,000,000 years ago.
However, it was not until 1941 that dawn redwood was first discovered growing in the wild near the town of Modaoqi China by Chinese forester, T. Kan. Seeds collected from the original site were made available to the Missouri Botanical Garden in 1947.
Dawn redwood is a deciduous, coniferous tree that grows in a conical shape to 100’ tall.
www.mobot.org /gardeninghelp/plantfinder/Plant.asp?code=A396   (216 words)

  
 * Redwood - (Plants): Definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Coast Redwoods occupy a narrow strip of land approximately 750 km (470 miles) in length and 8-75 km (5-47 miles) in width along the (The largest ocean in the world) Pacific coast...
Dawn Redwood, noted for its medium green and ultra-fine-textured foliage during the growing season, may have golden-, cinnamon-, or brown-colored foliage in the Autumn...
China's deciduous dawn redwood tree (Metasequoia) is believed to be a related species and is perhaps an ancestor of the California redwood.
www.bestknows.com /plants/redwood.html   (813 words)

  
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The Sierra redwoods on the other hand is confined to the western slope of the Sierra Nevada and as a consequence, one wouldn't have much difficulty because of ones geographical position in telling which kind of redwood tree one was looking at.
The coast redwood trees are able to sprout from a cut stump or from the roots of the tree and achieve a measure of vegetative reproduction in this way which is not shown by the Sierra redwood which relies for reproduction to a much greater extent upon the establishment of seedlings.
And in part, I think, the greater impressiveness of the Sierra redwoods may be traced to the fact that in their case it is the enormous girth of the trunks readily appreciated against the scale of a human being which marked them out as utterly different from the other coniferous trees which grow with them.
www.askmar.com /Redwoods/Redwood_Botany.html   (5986 words)

  
 Coast Redwood
One of the tallest and oldest trees known are the Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens), of the Taxodiaceae Family (Taxodiums).
Redwood flowers are nothing to speak of, very inconspicuous, but the fruit is an oval woody cone about an inch in size.
Sprouts on cut redwood stumps can grow eight to ten feet a year, and the stump is usually surrounded with sprouts, making a solid evergreen hedge for several years.
www.cdr3.com /redwoods/re00003.htm   (878 words)

  
 Metasequoia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) is a fast growing tree in the conifer family Cupressaceae native to the Sichuan-Hubei region of China.
In 1948 the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University sent an expedition to collect seeds and, soon after, seedling trees were distributed to various universities and arboreta worldwide for growth trials.
While the bark and foliage are similar to other redwoods, Metasequoia differs in that it is deciduous like the Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum), and like that, older specimens form wide buttresses on the lower trunk.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dawn_redwood   (269 words)

  
 Dawn Redwood   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Really the most exciting of the redwoods is the Dawn Redwood, a native of Manchuria China.
Like all redwoods, they are a living fossil, an isolated "relic" species from a long time ago when there were vast forests of them.
The foliage is more lacey than our native redwood but what is very different about the Dawn Redwood is that it is deciduous.
www.outhouse-decor.com /prod/B000BMVZJM/Dawn_Redwood   (124 words)

  
 Redwood Ecology
Redwoods, so-called because of the ruddy color of their wood, belong to the swamp-cypress family of conifers, or cone-bearing trees.
Dawn redwoods were thought to be extinct until 1944.
The first Americans to see the dawn redwood were University of California paleontologist Ralph W. Chaney and then-science editor of the San F rancisco Chronicle, Milton Silverman.
www.sfgate.com /getoutside/1996/apr/rwecology.html   (1014 words)

  
 Floridata: Metasequoia glyptostroboides
Dawn redwood is a deciduous conifer (that's unusual!) that can get up to 150 ft (45.7 m) tall with a trunk diameter exceeding 8 ft (20.3 m).
Dawn redwood is closely related to and looks a lot like the baldcypress (Taxodium distichum) of the southeastern U.S. The most conspicuous difference is that dawn redwood has rounded depressions that look like armpits beneath where the branches attach to the trunk.
Dawn redwood is a fine, stately specimen for large landscapes such as parks or golf courses.
www.floridata.com /ref/m/meta_gly.cfm   (641 words)

  
 Dawn redwood, the 'fossil' tree that survived
The dawn redwood had one feature that struck me immediately and distinguished it from the California redwoods not far away: its trunk.
Dawn redwood, Metasequoia glyptostroboides, is one of what must be very few living species to be first scientifically described and given a Latinate binomial from fossil specimens.
In fact, he was no stranger to the dawn redwood; it was, at first unrecognized, among the fossils he'd collected there.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2003/08/02/HO251691.DTL&type=printable   (1012 words)

  
 Time Chart of Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides)
Its cousins are the coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) and the giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum).
Migration of the Dawn Redwood to the Americas and Europe.
Dawn redwoods are planted throughout the Americas and Europe.
www.icogitate.com /~tree/dawn.redwood.timeline.ac10.htm   (498 words)

  
 The Redwood Family
Dawn Redwood - The dawn redwood has been found in fossilized form in Asia, Greenland and north America since the middle of the 19th century, but was initially assumed to be of the same genus as bald cypress.
In 1941, Japenese paleobotanist Shigeru Miki came across a dawn redwood fossil near Kobe, Japan and observed that it was different from known types.
This tree exibits some of the characteristics of coast redwood such as prolific root sprouts at the base of the tree and sprouts from injured areas, such as where the base of the tree is scrapped with a lawnmower.
home.hiwaay.net /~redwood/rwfamily.html   (955 words)

  
 The Ginkgo and the Dawn Redwood
It has been named the Metasequoia, or Dawn Redwood, because it appears to be the ancestor of the Redwood and the Big Tree, or Giant Sequoia, of California.
The most surprising feature of the dawn redwood is that, unlike the evergreen sequoias, it sheds its leaves in autumn.
Further, its cones are borne on long naked stems and the leaves are arranged in opposite pairs on the twigs instead of alternately.
www.newton.dep.anl.gov /natbltn/200-299/nb247.htm   (609 words)

  
 Royal Forestry Society of England, Wales and Northern Ireland Home Page
Three of the redwood family are widespread exotics in the UK, normally in tree collections and parks but sometimes planted in trial plots in woodlands and forests.
From the fossilised material it appears the dawn redwood was widely distributed in the northern hemisphere, back to the Cretaceous period (136 million years ago), and lived through the early or middle part of the Tertiary period (to about 26 million years ago).
The dawn redwood has beautiful green foliage which turns brick-red in late autumn, after many other trees have finished their displays.
www.rfs.org.uk /thirdlevel.asp?ThirdLevel=197&SecondLevel=35   (751 words)

  
 The Dawn Redwood, Cambridge University Botanic Garden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Now commonly known as the Dawn Redwood, the first Metasequoia glyptostroboides to grow in Great Britain since the dinosaurs dominated the flora in the Mesozoic era, was planted in the Cambridge Universiyt Botanic Garden in 1949.
The chance discovery of the Dawn Redwood was one of the most exciting events in the plant world of the last century and the story of its resurrection and introduction is quite amazing.
A fast-growing deciduous conifer, the specimen at Cambridge was 2.5m tall at the time of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II to the throne, 17 metres by the time of the Silver Jubilee in 1977 and is now approaching 22 metres for the Golden Jubilee.
www.botanic.cam.ac.uk /metasequia.html   (626 words)

  
 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: DAWN REDWOOD TREES NEED SUN, LOTS OF WATER@ HighBeam Research
Q: My parents have a dawn redwood that they planted in their yard.
They were told the seed on dawn redwoods would not grow in this part of the country.
A: The dawn redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) was known only from...
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1P1:6670402&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (196 words)

  
 Coastal Redwoods, Giant Sequoias, & The Dawn Redwood Trees
The Dawn Redwood is all but extinct in its native China, but is widely planted throughout this country.
The Coast Redwood is found mostly along the California coast and a few along the southern Oregon coast.
The Dawn Redwood is a native of northern China, thought to be extinct, but rediscovered in the 1940's, and now widely planted in the United States.
www.cdr3.com /redwoods   (758 words)

  
 A Guide to the Giant Sequoias of Yosemite National Park (1949), "The fossil record and the “dawn redwood”," ...
Since the discovery of redwood leaf impressions in France and the later discovery of fossil redwood cones in Switzerland by the great paleobotanist, Oswald Heer, fossil leaves, cones and wood of the redwood type have been found throughout most of the Northern Hemisphere (see map page 57).
The most surprising of these characters is the deciduous habit of the dawn redwood, in striking contrast to the evergreen habit of the coast redwood which holds its leaves for 3 or 4 years.
The branches of the dawn redwood are ascending, while those of the coast redwood come out horizontally and are turned down at their tips.
www.yosemite.ca.us /history/sequoias_of_yosemite/fossils.html   (720 words)

  
 Dawn Redwood Metasequoia Glyptostroboides Information Links
The foliage and cones of the dawn redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) superficially resemble the California coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens).
The umbrella pine, dawn redwood, and larch are all strongly conical when left in isolation from competition and truly they have very rigid forms but they are not known to have ever developed in the wild this way.
Dawn redwoods were found only so recently (1945) and then only from a small stand of trees which averaged about 60' and they were not densely packed together in a forest setting.
the-hole.com /garage-sale/home-garden/gardening/dino/metasequoia   (4215 words)

  
 Dawn redwood   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
The Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) is a fast growing tree in the redwood family.
Before 1944, it was only known as a fossil from the mesozoic era, but in 1945 a small stand was discovered in China.
While the bark and foliage are similar to other members of the redwood family, Metasequoia differs in that it is deciduous, and older specimens form wide buttresses on the lower trunk.
www.ukpedia.com /d/dawn-redwood.html   (111 words)

  
 Wooster Garden Festival: Dawn Redwoods
The Metasequoia, or Dawn Redwood, is a cousin of Sequoia sempervirens, California's Coast Redwood.
Huff's passion for the Dawn Redwood began during a class reunion at Duke University's Medical School.
Anyone with a Dawn Redwood tree on their property is encouraged to contact the arboretum at (330) 263-3761.
www.oardc.ohio-state.edu /wgf/dawnredwoods.htm   (602 words)

  
 Dawn Redwood   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Professor Cheng identified the specimen as Mestasequoia glyptostroboides, or dawn redwood and the academic and horticultural world rushed to see the rare trees.
Dawn redwoods met a different fate here in California of course, and we are left with fossils, geologic time, and our imaginations.
A horticultural sound bite from a nursery catalog might suffice; Dawn Redwood, deciduous conifer to 45 meters with handsome radial branching and dihedrally arranged needles.
www.nativeson.com /metaseq.html   (789 words)

  
 Mail Tribune News - Since You Asked
The dawn redwood tree, the only known close relative of the Sequoia, was thought to have become extinct 20 million years ago until discovered in a hidden valley in China in 1944.
However, their habit of shedding needles every year -- the dawn is the only deciduous member of the sequoia family -- has been problematic.
The dawn redwood thrived all across the United States 34 million to 27 million years ago.
www.mailtribune.com /archive/99/july99/71399n11.htm   (311 words)

  
 Ralph E   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Given the narrow range of tolerance for modern coast redwoods, American workers such as Ralph W. Chaney of Berkeley, used the presence of Sequoia as the primary datum in the reconstruction of the paleoecology of these Oligocene and Miocene assemblages from the Pacific Northwest.
A few more small scientific teams were able to visit the type area for the Dawn Redwoods within the next year and, at least on paper, the area was set aside as the first National Park in China.
Dawn Redwood populations did suffer inroads, particularly in Sichuan, during the early days of the formation of the revolutionary People's Republic of China.
taggart.glg.msu.edu /bot335/redwood5.htm   (1146 words)

  
 Introduction to Dawn (or Chinese) Redwood
As a fossil, Metasequoia was recognized as a separate species from the coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) only in the mid-twentieth century, by a researcher in Japan.
See How to Grow a Dawn Redwood, where Scott Peden suggests an approach to growing your own Dawn Redwood tree from seeds.
Dawn Redwood - Time Chart - longevity, history, pre-history.
www.icogitate.com /~tree/dawn.redwood.intro.ac09.htm   (635 words)

  
 Southeastern Redwood Hazards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Because of the small number of redwood trees currently growing in the southeast, very little is known about southeastern redwood hazards.
Although dawn redwood bark is not as thick as coast redwood bark, squirrels like to strip it too.
The adjacent photo of one of the coast redwoods in Williamsburg, Virginia, shows a considerable amount of white sawdust at the base of the tree that was removed by some type of boring insect.
home.hiwaay.net /~redwood/rwhazard.html   (322 words)

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