Scientific Name: Sequoia sempervirens
Nativity: West Coast of North America
The only living species of the genus Sequoia, this is the tallest of living trees on Earth. The tallest living tree is name Hyperion and resides in Northern California, reaching 379.3 feet tall. Also one of the oldest-living trees in the United States, the oldest known tree is 2,200 years old. Because of this, they are often called “everlasting redwoods.” One of the most valuable trees in the timber industry, the coast redwood is valued for its light weight and beauty. Coast redwoods are also adapted to survive, and even thrive, during wildfires.
DBH: 64.3 inches