Sequoiadendrons

Sequoiadendrons

Giant sequoias (Sequoiadendron giganteum) are famous for being some of the largest organisms on the planet. Known colloquially as big trees, Sierra redwoods, Sequoiadendrons, or simply sequoias, these trees have been one of the most important species in Northern California for millions of years.

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Taiwania cryptomerioides

Taiwania Trees

Taiwania trees (Taiwania cryptomerioides) are large evergreens, native to East Asia. Relatively poorly known among North American tree enthusiasts, these immense trees can make interesting specimen trees in yards and commercial areas, provided that you can find specimens for sale.

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Without Sufficient Water, California Trees Face Additional Challenges

In fact, recent estimates by U.S. Forest Service suggest that the drought has killed off at least 12 million trees from National Forest lands. Before the end of the summer, millions more are expected to perish. And although they are not true trees, Joshua trees (Yucca brevifolia) – perhaps the most iconic denizens of the desert and well suited for amazingly arid conditions – are even starting to die, courtesy of the drought.

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