Wood of the day #14: Sequoia (Burl)

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Blog entry by CreekOne posted 01-16-2015 01:55 AM 1582 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 13: Sequoia (Old growth) Part 14 of Wood of the day series Part 15: Dawn Redwood »

  • Common name(s): Sequoia, Redwood, Coast Redwood, Coastal Redwood, California Redwood
  • Botanical name: Sequoia sempervirens
  • Synonymous: __
  • Distribution: In a narrow stretch along the Pacific coast of North America, California to Oregon.
  • Description: Very lightweight wood with a papery feel to it, Sequoia has a light brown to dark red-brown heartwood and a pale yellow/white sapwood.
  • Fun facts: Coast redwood is one of the most valuable timber species in the lumbering industry.
    These can grow big, really big, but not as large as the big brother Giant Sequoia. Largest is the Lost Monarch
  • Sampled by: Me

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#1 posted 03-30-2015 01:19 AM

Thought you might enjoy a fun fact for your fun facts. Back in 2014, Lost Monarch, Iluvatar and Del Norte Titan were surpassed by new discovery. Search “redwoods” and “year of discovery”.

There is something else that hasn’t been unveiled yet, too.



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#2 posted 04-09-2015 03:12 PM

Nice find MDV :) so until they officially change the statement about the Lost Monarch, I’ll stick to it ;) But for every one who read this, Its likely not the largest of the Titan trees, still they are considerably smaller than the Giant Redwood (Squoiadendron giganteum)

And remember, the biggest ones are already cut down..

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