#111 Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)

According to a story pulled from the Baltimore Sun, this Coast Redwood was planted as a seedling in the mid 1960 as a gift from the homeowner’s brother, who mailed it from California. Shortly after it was planted, the homeowner watered the needles daily in hot weather and provided winter protection on especially cold days. Arborists have credited her care as to why the tree was able to survive in the North Carolina soil and heat.

Statistics (2000)

  • Circumference (In.): 93"
  • Height (Ft.): 51'
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 27'
  • Total Points: 151

More Information

  • Nominated By: Unknown
  • Year Added: 2000
  • Owned By: Rebekah Polyzos
  • Current condition: Good
  • Neighborhood: Markham Village
  • Property Type: Private Home
  • Nearest Address: Private Property
  • Ecological Value: Coast Redwoods are commonly seen in the state parks of northern California and are known for their large size, sometimes over 300 feet tall. It is rare to see a Coast Redwood in the southeast as they prefer cool, moist temperatures.
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