10 Interesting facts about Red Woods

For anyone interested or curious to learn more about Red Woods, whether for education, a hobby, research, or something more, here are 10 interesting aspects or facts to get started with.

  • 1. These are the taller brand of the term Red Woods, officially known as the Sequoioideae trees, in the family Cupressaceae with three main types, including Sequoia Sempervirens or coast redwood, Sequoiadendron Giganteum or giant sequoia, and Metasequoia Glyptostroboides or dawn redwood.
  • 2. The redwood species are the largest and tallest trees in the world, potentially living for thousands of years.
  • 3. The Sequoia (Coastal or Giant Redwood) and Sequoiadendron (Giant Sequoia) redwoods are located in California and Oregon.
  • 4. The Metasequoia or Dawn redwoods are found in China, the least tall of the redwoods growing to about 60 meters or 200 feet.  While thought to be extinct, they were rediscovered in the mountains of Hubei.
  • 5. Fossil records show that from times stretching back to the Jurassic period, 200 million years ago, types of Sequoia trees were found in the Arctic Circle, Europe, North America, Asia, and Japan.  Through various cooling cooling cycles, they slowly migrated to more hospitable environments, such as the regions they’re found in today.
  • 6. The tallest tree in the world is the Hyperion Tree, a Sequoia Sempervirens or Coastal Redwood, at about 116 metres or 379 feet, found in the Redwood National and State Parks in Northern California.  The exact location is hidden to prevent damage to the ecosystem around the tree from tourism.
  • 7. In general, Coastal Redwoods live to be 2,000 years old, can have branches 5 feet in diameter, bark that’s 12 inches thick, and reproduces by seed or sprout.
  • 8. By volume, the largest tree in the world is the General Sherman, a Sequoia Giganteum or Giant Sequoia, located in Sequoia National Park in Tulare County, California.  It’s 275 feet tall, has a diameter of 25 feet, and is estimated to be 2,300 to 2,700 years old.
  • 9. Typically Giant Sequoias live up 3,000 years old, have branches up to 8 feet in diameter, bark growing to 3 feet thick, and reproduces by seed only.
  • 10. All the redwoods are considered endangered, with the redwoods in California and Oregon classified as Vulnerable, and the redwood from China as Critical.  Planting new redwoods in non-native areas has been increasingly popular for educational aspects, including in other areas of California, the Eastern US, China, Germany, and the UK.

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