Thursday, October 30, 2008

Seqouia gigantea

I have learnt through the internet that Seqouia gigantea – Mammoth Tree or simply Big Tree is the world’s largest tree. It grows to an average height of 50-85 m but these fantastic evergreen trees are all most gone. As they are rare today it is illegal to cut them down. Today the only Sequoia species left are Giant Sequoias in California. That’s why I am happy to know that some of those trees I have found in my country in the wood only 5 kilometers away from my home.




7 comments:

Erin said...

love the shots of the sequoias...makes me miss California.
have a great weekend.

erin

angelgrotton said...

Fantastic trees )))they seem to be so wise and so old!

photowannabe said...

I am surprised to see Sequoias growing any place but California. You are so fortunate to have them. they are such magnificient trees.

ELK said...

that is amazing Meda ~what tall trees and you showcase them so well ...thanks for the visit to my place in Texas!

Andrea said...

Is this a Botanic Garden?

MedaM said...

No Andrea, it is not a botanic garden but one of many other bigger or smaller woods on the hill Barice which is very popular outing spots.

JB's Big World said...

Wow! These photos are great! My mom is from the SF Bay area and she has seen the CA sequoia trees. You are lucky to have some in your country too.
--JB