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TNTreeHugger

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Give them lots of room.
Maybe you could help me decide where to plant them in my yard?

I have 2.5 acres main road and very slight slope to the east, fencerow (in process of clearing out ladder fuel) at base of incline on neighbors property to the west (It's actually a good size little hill the length of the property line). Neighbors driveway to the south, nearly-cleared fencerow to the north.
Farm house in south east quarter of property, mobile home in north west quarter.
Good dark soil in eastern half of yard, red clay in western half.

I'm thinking of planting in the north west corner, slightly north and west of the mobile home. If sometime in the distant future a bad storm comes through and knocks them down, they won't hit any structures (farm land to the north of me).

I plan on preparing the soil, working it up well before planting then going around with a good layer of mulch. ;) On the site, they say to protect from wind, so I'll also make some kind of wind break, probably with some of that green extruded poly insulation wedged between several stakes.

What do you think?
 
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Order confirmed, expected delivery 12/21 :D
If these do well, I'll probably order more next year. It would be so cool to have a yard full of Giant Sequoia trees.:yes:
 
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I was comparing their location/weather in CA to mine and we are nearly the same latitude: Sequoia NP is at36.6 and I am at 35.5. Temps are similar, but the huge difference is in elevation (10,331/1060) and snowfall (219/-).
http://www.usclimatedata.com/climate/sequoia-national-park/california/united-states/usca1527

We'll see what happens.:)

I went back and looked at the previous map I posted... almost all of these trees are found between latitude 35 and 60 around the planet.
 
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They sure are an interesting species of tree. :yes:
I noticed on a map, they also grow on the eastern coast of Asia and Japan.
Apparently, they like the low pressure of the Jet Stream...

"Usually, fair and dry/hot weather is associated with high pressure, with rainy and stormy weather associated with low pressure. You can see the results of these circulations on a globe. Look at the number of deserts located along the 30°N/S latitude around the world. Now, look at the region between 50°-60° N/S latitude. These areas, especially the west coast of continents, tend to have more precipitation due to more storms moving around the earth at these latitudes."

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/jetstream/global/circ.html
 
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Would they grow in Tennessee? I see small liners and seeds are for sale on eBay. Would it be a waste of money to plant them here?
Find a local arboretum and ask them what their thoughts are.

Also, note that the map TNTreeHugger posted recently is FOSSIL Dawn Redwood and FOSSIL Coast Redwood (Sequoia). The map is just fossil evidence from areas where redwoods were suspected to live thousands or millions of years ago.

Definitely tap-into local expertise if you can, because where coast redwood or giant sequoia will grow, may depend on much different variables than most people expect. For example, the coast redwood natural range gets up to 100 inches of rain per year. But those are planted and grow near Seattle or Portland where rain is closer to 40 inches, and even in Ashland, Oregon, where rainfall is down to 20 inches per year.

Giant Sequoia will grow fine in areas very different from where it naturally reproduces, too. Naturally it grows thousands of feet elevation, but is often cultivated closer to hundreds above sea level.
 
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I have my three little cozy nests ready for my baby Giants. Worked until dark, so no photo. I'll post some tomorrow.
I had to adjust my planting sites a bit since the water line runs parallel to, and about 20 feet from, the property line to the north starting in the front of the mobile home, also the field line is there and I read they are huge water-sucker, so that was out of the question. I'll plant them in the north west corner of the yard. I wanted to keep them in a group, if possible.
I also bought some seeds. I want to try to propagate them. :)
 
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Find a local arboretum and ask them what their thoughts are.
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I'm more of a Googler. Besides, we don't have a local arboretum.

I hope you don't mind me side-tracking your thread a bit.:oops:
I didn't see any point in starting another one since this one is about "Huge Redwoods and More".
If it's a problem for you, let me know and I'll start a new thread.
 
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The soft lighting from the sky looks wonderful in that shot. The giant sequoia with partially burned goosepens sure add a lot of character.

Here's a coast redwood about 40 ft. to 42 ft. across side to side. Don't think I shared this one before. Far northern Humboldt.

 
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