Giant Sequoia Tree ~ Redwood!
* It is a Conifer.
* Needles are short (1/4-1/2” long) and scale-like with thick,sharp points that stick out from the twigs, resulting in a prickly feel.
* Cones are woody, extremely hard, and 2-3” long.
* The bark is reddish-brown, stringy, and very thick.
* Giant sequoias are the largest trees ever to inhabit the earth, and are among the the oldest. Heights of 250 feet and diameters of 15 feet and are not uncommon. Their ages commonly range from 2,000 to 3,000 years (only bristlecone pines are older).
Giant Sequoia is the largest species on the planet.
It belongs to the family Cupressaceae. This tree can be found on the western slops of Sierra Nevada Mountains in California and Southern Oregon.