#060 Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides)

This Dawn Redwood was planted in 1961 and still wears its original Treasure Tree tag. It was likely planted by the original owner of the house.

Statistics (1992/2019)

  • Circumference (In.): 87"/130"
  • Height (Ft.): 90'/92.5'
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 39'/57.5
  • Total Points: 187/237

More Information

  • Nominated By: Dr. Robert Yudell
  • Year Added: 1992
  • Owned By: Brian Hook and Lori Molitor
  • Current condition: Good
  • Neighborhood: Robinson Woods
  • Property Type: Private Home
  • Nearest Address: Private Property
  • Ecological Value: Dawn Redwoods are tolerant of pollution and can even be used as street trees. The species was first discovered from fossil records, not living plants. The first living Dawn Redwood was discovered during a plant expedition to China in the 1940s.
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