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redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)

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  • Needles: About 1" long; flat and pointed; commonly green on top with white bands below (needles grown in the sun may also have white bloom on their upper side); occur in a flat plane.

  • Fruit: Small, woody cones about 1" long; thick, wrinkled scales. Scales move easily when pinched between the fingers.

  • Twigs: Green at first, but turn brown after several years. No leaf scars present (leaves tear away from twig). When they die, twigs and leaves are shed as a single unit.

  • Distribution: Found in a narrow belt in the coastal region of southwestern Oregon and northern California.

For more information about this species see "Trees to Know in Oregon".

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