A giant sequoia tree is a commitment. The tallest on record stands at 311 feet, and the oldest has been living for 3,500 years.
The poet Wendell Berry said: “Ask the questions that have no answers.
Invest in the millennium. Plant sequoias.”
Also known as the redwood or giant redwood, Sequoiadendron giganteum has stunning, auburn-toned bark from which it gets its name. Naturalist John Muir dubbed the giant sequoia “noblest of the noble,” and its natural range is limited to California’s Sierra Nevadas (the western slopes). People often talk about the giant sequoia in hyperboles, and for good reason: They make up many of the world’s oldest and tallest trees, and those with the thickest trunks and longest limbs.