A Conversation for Coastal Redwoods

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langsandy

Probably planted in the seventeen hundreds, these red-barked giants can be found scattered throughout Scotland. Easily recognized because they tower twice as tall as other trees, I counted seventeen of these emergents in the woodlands that cover the landward approaches to Little Loch Broom.


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Gnomon - time to move on

There's an old country estate in Ireland called Emo Court which has an impressive front drive with two lines of coastal redwoods. I've also seen a couple dotted around gardens in Wicklow.


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Amy Pawloski, aka 'paper lady'--'Mufflewhump'?!? click here to find out... (ACE)

In other climates, there are several specimens in Sacramento, which is in the Central Valley of California. In fact, there was a neighborhood park full of them just around the corner of where we were living when PaperKid was born. They'd obviously been there awhile, as they were of a respectable diameter, but they *did* look a bit sad and brown, though I likely wouldn't have noticed if I hadn't lived around redwoods in their natural climate for so long.


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Post 4

langsandy

pity back then they hadn't filled the odd valley or two - they'd have created their own climate by now - they are difficult to climb, the branches liable to pull out of the bark but beloved of tree creepers - I have a cone given by a friend from General Sherman - the largest of them all - I wonder if the seeds are viable?


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Gnomon - time to move on

General Sherman isn't a coastal redwood, though. It's a different type of tree, the giant redwood, which is not as tall.


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langsandy


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Post 7

langsandy

Wellingtonia's are the ones I remember from Aberdeen - thanks for the info re Coast Redwoods - langsandy


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Post 8

Gnomon - time to move on

smiley - ok


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