Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Tree ID: 161
Date of tree entry: February 7, 2024
Metasequoia glyptostroboides is a coniferous tree native to the Sichuan-Hubei region of south-central China. It was thought to have been extinct for millions of years; in fact, even until the early 1940s, Metasequoia glyptostroboides was only known by fossil record. In 1946, a group of botanists in...
Tree ID: 26
Date of tree entry: April 19, 2016
The dawn redwood is a fast growing decidious tree and a true "living fossil," because its fossilized remains were discovered before living plants were found. It dominated forests of the Northern Hemisphere before almost going extinct in the Age of Mammals. It was saved from extinction in...
Tree ID: 7
Date of tree entry: March 21, 2014
The is Metasequoia glyptostroboides a rather tall standing around 66ft 5in though are still smaller than their larger redwood cousins (Sequoiadendron giganteum) on the west coast. For a while these trees were thought tho be extinct, as they had previously only been seen in the fossil record.
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