In its native habitat, this tree grows over 300 feet and attains a diameter
of over 10 feet. There are two kinds of needles on the same tree: most
branches have two flat rows of needles, but on the shoots higher in the
tree the needle resemble those of the Giant Sequoia.
This tree prefers the coastal regions of northern California and extreme
southwestern Oregon, thriving in the fog and humid atmosphere during the
summer. Its thick bark offers protection against fire. The largest living
Redwood is found in Humboldt State Park in California and is reported
to be nearly 1,400 years old. Cones of this tree measure about 3/4 inch.
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