Since its discovery in the mid-nineteenth century, giant sequoia has been noted for its enormous size and age, and rugged beauty. Did you know that this tree can be grown in miniature as a bonsai project? Imagine the rugged bark and a timeless looking tree resting neatly as a planting in your home. This evergreen is sure to delight and be the center of conversation for years to come.
Also known as sequoia, big tree, and Sierra Redwood
Because the species has a restricted natural range, and people love them, most groves of giant sequoia have been accorded protected status
Outside its natural range, both in the United States and in many other countries, giant sequoia is highly regarded as an ornamental
The giant sequoia was probably discovered in 1833 by the Walker party as they struggled through the Sierra north of the Yosemite valley