Coniferous Trees, Pacific Northwest
The giant Sequoia Tree is one of the worlds largest tree species. They have a fibrous, reddish brown trunk that is much larger at base and tapers to the top. When they are young, they have a conical shape to the branches that reach right to the base. When the trees get to be giants, they will have very thick trunks that have no branches for more than 3/4 of the height of the tree.
The Giant Sequoia Tree can reach up to 75 meters in height and diameters of more than 7 meters.
These trees are quite rare and are one of the oldest trees on earth, they can live for upwards of 3200 years.
They grow in the temperate forests of the pacific coast. There many sequoia trees on the coast of BC including the outer islands.