Giant Sequoia Photo Gallery
Giant Sequoia Habitat
Giant Sequoias (Sequoiadendron giganteum) grows in isolated groves in the western Sierra Nevada of California.
Giant Sequoia Facts
Giant Sequoias (Sequoiadendron giganteum) are the world’s largest trees in terms of total volume. They can grow up to about 300 ft. tall and more than 56 ft. wide. Their bark is a reddish-brown can be 3 ft. thick. Giant Sequoias are the only living species in genus Sequoiadendron. Their wood is extremely resistant to decay, but also extremely brittle. That did not stop logging however, even though a felled Giant Sequoia would most often shatter on impact. There are total of 68 remaining groves of these majestic trees. To see up close, head to Yosemite or Sequoia Kings Canyon National Parks.