Scientific Name: Sequoiadendron giganteum ‘pendulum’
Nativity: West Coast of North America
The Weeping Giant Sequoia has been cultivated in nurseries and does not grow naturally. Giant sequoias are the world’s largest trees. Historically, giant sequoias were heavily logged due to their high quality lumber and resistance to rot. The majority of groves are now in protected areas, but the population is continuing to decline. Fire suppression is one of the major reasons for this, as many competitors (especially firs) have increased the fuel loads near sequoias. Although sequoias are adapted to wildfire, they cannot withstand the high intensity fires that these high fuel loads create. They are listed as endangered by IUCN Red List.
DBH: 13.8 inches