Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)
[ Trees > Conifers . . . ] Forest Type: Coastal Redwood
by Michael Kuo
Habitat: Dominating the "fog belt" of coastal California; in pure stands or mixed with other conifers or hardwoods.
Stature: The tallest tree in the world (though not the most massive, which is the Giant Sequoia), typically 200-275 feet high but often over 300 feet high; to 12 feet in diameter; narrowly conical; very straight.
Needles: To 1 inch long; dark yellowish green; flattened; appearing paired.
Bark: 6-12 inches thick; deeply furrowed; reddish brown.
Cones: To 1 inch; scales shield-shaped; maturing in one season.
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Kuo, M. (2003, August). Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens). Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trees/sequoia_sempervirens.html