#067 Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides)

This Dawn Redwood was planted as a seedling given to Elizabeth Lawrence from Arnold Arboretum. It achieved state champion status in 1990 but has since been deposed. This tree was originally located on private property with 5 other treasure trees: #038, #042, #046, #048 and #049.

Statistics (1990/2020)

  • Circumference (In.): 54"/93"
  • Height (Ft.): 89'/92'
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 29'/40'
  • Total Points: 150/195

More Information

  • Nominated By: Bill Logan
  • Year Added: 1990
  • Owned By: Leigh Barnhardt
  • Current condition: Good
  • Neighborhood: Plaza Midwood
  • 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.