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  Giant Sequoia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Giant Sequoia or Sierra Redwood (Sequoiadendron giganteum) is one of a number of species of coniferous trees known as redwoods, classified in the family Cupressaceae in the subfamily Sequoioideae together with Coast Redwood and Dawn Redwood.
Giant Sequoia is usually found in a humid climate characterized by dry summers and snowy winters.
The Giant Sequoias are having difficulty reproducing in their original habitat (and very rarely reproduce in cultivation) due to the seeds only being able to grow successfully in mineral soils in full sunlight, free from competing vegetation.
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 Largest organism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The largest bat is the giant golden-crowned flying fox, a rare fruit bat and endangered species that is part of the megabat family.
An almost complete skeleton of the giant rodent was discovered in Venezuela in 2000; it was 3 m long, with an additional 1.5 m tail, and probably weighed around 700 kg.
The Giant Sequoia is a conifer, as are the next four or five largest plant species.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Largest_organism   (1923 words)

 Giant sequoia at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Giant Sequoia or Giant Redwood (Sequoiadendron giganteum) is one of a number of species of gymnosperm tree known as redwoods, classified in the Family Cupressaceae (in a part of this family formerly segregated as Taxodiaceae).
Giant Sequoias grow to an average height of 76-84m (250-275 ft) and 5-7m (15-20 ft) in diameter.
Sequoia bark is fibrous, furrowed, and may be 60cm (2 ft) thick at the base of the columnar trunk and provides significant fire protection for the trees.
www.wiki.tatet.com /Giant_Sequoia.html   (1065 words)

 Giant Sequoia National Monument - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Giant Sequoia National Monument is a U.S. National Monument located in the southernmost end of the Sierra Nevada in central California.
It is administered by the United States Forest Service as part of the Sequoia National Forest and includes about half of the sequoia groves currently in existence, including one of the ten largest Giant Sequoias, the Boole Tree, which is 269 feet (82 meters) high with a base circumference of 112 feet (34 meters).
The southern sections is directly south of Sequoia National Park, surrounding the eastern half of the Tule River Indian Reservation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Giant_Sequoia_National_Monument   (199 words)

 Giant Sequoia
Forests of many kinds of sequoias were widespread in the age of dinosaurs and continued to flourish for tens of millions of years thereafter.
Today the only sequoia species left are the giant sequoia, of the Sierra Nevada in central California, and the very different coast redwood, along the coast of northern California and southern Oregon.
Giant sequoia seeds do well in a fire-mineralized soil and are shed in greatest numbers after a fire.
www.amnh.org /exhibitions/expeditions/treasure_fossil/Treasures/Giant_Sequoia/sequoia.html?acts   (392 words)

 The Awesome Giant Sequoia Bigtree: Sequoiadendron giganteum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In all, 151 species of insects and 37 arachnids are known to be associated with the giant sequoia in that they use it to complete some part of their life cycle [12,19,28].
Elevation: Elevation of the giant sequoia groves generally range from 4,590 to 6,560 feet (1,400-2,000 m) in the north, and 5,580 to 7,050 (1,700-2,150 m) to the south.
Giant sequoia exhibits the following adaptations to fire: rapid growth, fire resistant bark, elevated canopies and self-pruned lower branches, latent buds, and serotinous cones [10,12].
www.llpoh.org /sequoia/Giant_Sequoia.html   (3993 words)

 California Guide - Sequoia National Park
Sequoia is half of a combined unit of two National Parks, administered together - the other is Kings Canyon to the north.
Sequoia Park has one spectacular valley, Kern Canyon, that runs north-south near the eastern border, and there are some groves of giant sequoia in Kings Canyon Park, but the name of each park accurately reflects their most important features.
The giant sequoias are abundant but only in small areas, so most of the journey through the park along CA 198 passes just rather featureless fir, pine and cedar trees.
www.americansouthwest.net /california/sequoia/national_park.html   (915 words)

 Giant Sequoia National Monument Proposal
Giant sequoias are literally the most monumental of species - trees, in John Muir's words, of "singular majesty." The largest exceed thirty feet in trunk diameter, and reach higher than the Statue of Liberty, base pedestal and all, higher indeed than the top of the U.S. Capitol Building dome.
Historically, the giant sequoia belt was California condor country and, indeed, the last condor captured in the wild was found nesting in a sequoia, halting efforts to log the grove (temporarily).
Lacking a tap root, giant sequoias also need a reliable source of year-round subsurface water in a region with little summer rainfall; they suffer when logging in their watersheds reduces and diverts groundwater flows.
california.sierraclub.org /sequoia/Monument/Proposal.htm   (5228 words)

 giant sequoia genus and species description   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) is the only species within the giant sequoia genus.
Giant sequoias are the largest trees ever to inhabit the earth, and are among the oldest.
Since 1890, giant sequoias have been protected in Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Sequoia National Parks, as well as in smaller individual groves.
www.cof.orst.edu /cof/teach/for241/con/giseqgen.html   (187 words)

 Giant Sequoia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The first scientific naming of the species was by John Lindley in 1853, who named it Wellingtonia gigantea, without realising this was an invalid name under the botanical code as the name Wellingtonia had already been used earlier for another unrelated plant (Wellingtonia arnottiana in the family).
In 1907 it was placed by in the otherwise fossil genus Steinhauera, but doubt as to whether the Giant Sequoia is related to the fossil originally so named makes this name invalid.
The nomenclatural oversights were finally corrected in 1939 by, who also pointed out that the Giant Sequoia is distinct from the Coast Redwood at the genus level and coined the name Sequoiadendron giganteum for it.
www.santaana.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Giant_Sequoia   (2299 words)

 Giant Sequoia
The Giant Sequoia (Sequoia giganteum), and its close relative the coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) are the two remaining "relic" species.
As California was in the Gold Rush era in the mid-1800's, the Sequoia was an important timber tree for the mushrooming population.
Giant Sequoias like the deep well drained soils of the western mountain slopes in the 4,000 to 7,000 foot range, where rain and snow are plentiful except for the mid-summer drought.
www.cdr3.com /redwoods/re00004.htm   (880 words)

 Giant Sequoia
Being in the Redwood family (Taxodiaceae), giant sequoia is related to cypress (Taxodium spp.), dawn redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides), and coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens).
Giant sequoia is found naturally in a humid climate with dry summers.
Giant sequoia seedlings are planted by hand either from bare root or containerized stock.
www.forestry.auburn.edu /sfnmc/class/gs.html   (1915 words)

 Sequoia Task Force - Sierra Club
The Sequoia Task Force of the Sierra Club is protesting the Forest Service's decision to allow commercial logging to go forward in a logging project that is TODAY bulldozing huge swathes and removing ancient trees, many several centuries old, on ridgetops adjacent to five giant sequoia groves in the Giant Sequoia National Monument.
Giant Sequoia National Monument boasts two-thirds of all the Sequoia redwoods in the world, with most of the remainder found in the adjacent National Park.
Sequoia plan raises criticism, applause It maps care of the forest in the Valley monument.
www.sierraclub.org /ca/sequoia   (1398 words)

 HIKING, Trail of 100 Giants / Gateway to the Giant Sequoia National Monument   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Giant sequoias are slightly shorter than the coastal redwoods, more massive and considered to be the largest tree in the world in terms of volume.
The largest giant sequoia and the most massive living organism on the planet is the famous General Sherman Tree in Sequoia National Park.
The signs emphasize ecology of giant sequoias including the necessary environment for growth of the trees, related species associated with the sequoias, the approximate size and age of the trees found in the grove and the role of fire.
www.kernvalley.com /news/trail100.htm   (1160 words)

 Biogeography of the Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum)
The Giant Sequoia is descended from various species of Sequoia that were found all over the Northern Hemisphere in the fossil record of the Cretaceous and Tertiary periods (Harlow, 1979).
Barbour (1995) believes that the giant sequoia used to cover a nearly continuous area; the shift to higher elevations reflects an inability of seedlings to sprout at lower, hotter, and drier altitudes.
The bark of the giant sequoia is nearly resistant to fire - this is because it is non-resinous, and the sap contains a chemical called tannic acid, which is used in fire extinguishers (Peattie 1953); the heartwood, or interior wood, is also non-resinous and has tannic acid, and doesn't burn easily (Peterson 1975).
bss.sfsu.edu /holzman/courses/Fall00Projects/Sequoia.html   (2036 words)

 The 30 Biggest Sequoias
It is difficult to appreciate the size of the giant sequoias because neighboring trees are so large.
The largest of the sequoias are as tall as an average 26-story building, and their diameters at the base exceed the width of many city streets.
The ages of the General Sherman, General Grant and other large sequoias are unknown, but it is estimated that these giants are between 1800 and 2700 years old.
www.nps.gov /seki/bigtrees.htm   (159 words)

 CALIFORNIA / Giant sequoia getting shorter / Washington Tree has lost 139 feet to fire, winter storms
It is sometimes confused with two other giant sequoias in the park that share its moniker, the Washington (state) Tree and the Booker T. Washington Tree.
Giant sequoias are the largest trees on earth, when measured in volume.
Coastal redwoods, cousins to the giant sequoia, are taller; and a bald cypress in Mexico is wider than any sequoia.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/02/08/BAGKEB7HR01.DTL   (530 words)

 Arboretum de Villardebelle
Stump of Sequoiadendron giganteum, grove of Pinus nigra, Sequoia sempervirens, Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca'
From the family of the Taxodiaceae, the Giant Sequoia is the most imposing of all conifers.
It is to be found in many parks in Geneva, but it will never have the opportunity to live the incredible adventure of more than 3'400 years which some specimens of the Sierra Nevada (California) have experienced.
www.pinetum.org /lightning.htm   (199 words)

 Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument - Home
The Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument are named for the giant sequoia, the world's largest tree.
The landscape is as spectacular as its 38 groves of giant sequoia.
The old saying, "A picture is worth a thousand words" is certainly true when viewing photographs of giant sequoias.
www.fs.fed.us /r5/sequoia   (176 words)

 Giant Sequoia National Monument Proposal
Casting an eye to the future, she commented that perhaps one of the children present here today, would be inspired to follow Muir's path, to become a great scientist or a conservationist, to help conserve the irreplaceable natural treasures of the Earth, of which the Giant Sequoia were among the most impressive.
But she also added that responsibility for conserving the Giant Sequoias does not rest with America alone, they are a biological treasure for all of humanity, and the whole world would applaud the President's actions in securing them for posterity.
A hundred years ago John Muir began the campaign to protect all the Giant Sequoias, yet today less than half are pro­tected in the National Park.
www.bigbaldy.com /sequoia/Monument   (2333 words)

 Sequoiadendron giganteum description
The tallest known giant sequoia is a specimen 93.6 m tall measured Aug-1998 by Michael Taylor in the Redwood Mountain Grove, California (5).
The giant sequoia is often called the largest living thing on earth.
Unfortunately, Sequoia gigantea was an invalid name, having been previously used by Endlicher to describe a horticultural variety of the coast redwood, and this problem was not satisfactorily resolved until the American John T. Buchholz described Sequoiadendron in 1939.
www.biologie.uni-hamburg.de /b-online/earle/cu/se2   (1373 words)

 California Sequoia National Park - See the Giant Sequoia : Sequoia National Park
Sequoia National Park is an unspoiled treasure of some of the most striking scenery in the world.
From its towering giant sequoia trees and soaring mountain peaks to cascading creeks, flowering meadows and star-studded evening skies, you'll be inspired by nature's masterpiece.
Whether you visit for one day or an entire week, we welcome you to enjoy the peaceful tranquility, unsurpassed beauty and endless attractions that are the trademarks of Sequoia National Park.
www.visitsequoia.com /destination.aspx   (221 words)

 Giant Sequoia National Monument
Located at the southern most end of the Sierra Nevada in Central California, the monument protects 38 groves of the giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum).
Some trees, like the giant sequoia, need the heat of fire to drop their seeds.
At the southern end of the Sequoia two additional fires are being monitored, the Craig and the North.
www.fs.fed.us /r5/sequoia/gsnm.html   (433 words)

 The Giant Sequoia, Handbook of Yosemite National Park (1921) by Willis Linn Jepson
Measured in terms of history of life upon this earth, the species of Sequoia are recent; they are relatively modem compared with the pines, firs, and spruces, and their allies—indeed, they are the merest parvenues.
On account of their inaccessibility and their tendency to throw off live sparks, they are a great source of worry to the forest ranger who can do nothing but camp in the neighborhood until the fire burns itself out or is extinguished by a propitious rainfall.
or written about the Sequoia gigantea, it is the habit to speak of this tree as passing out, as a relic, as making its last stand upon the western flanks of the Sierra Nevada, and as being a decadent survival.
yosemite.ca.us /library/handbook_of_yosemite_national_park/sequoia.html   (2688 words)

 Giant sequoia redwood bonsai and landscape live trees nursery
It is our intent to eventually display photos of giant sequoias growing in every state.
If you know of a giant sequoia growing in your area please send a digital photo to joe@giant-sequoia.com.
Specimen sequoias can be found in all climates indicating that the species is remarkably adaptable.
www.giant-sequoia.com   (455 words)

 Giant Sequoia National Monument - A Citizen's Guide - Sierra Club
In his Proclamation, President Clinton protected not only the Giant Sequoia groves but the entire range of ecosystems within Monument boundaries, "Oak woodlands and chaparral to high-elevation subalpine forest, numerous meadows and streams..
After many field trips to Sequoia National Park, the Sequoia Task Force believes the results of their management are excellent.
Sequoia National Park has a proven track record and offers the nation's highest standards in resource management.
california.sierraclub.org /sequoia/Monument   (3372 words)

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