October 6th 2019: Giant Sequoia seedlings endure two of the driest years.
Giant Sequoia seedlings endure two of the driest years in the last 100 years.
In 2016 we placed the first Coastal Redwoods and Giant Sequoias in the open ground at our breeding locations in the Millevaches Plateau in France. The seedlings have had unprecedented dry summers for two consecutive years. Most specimens survived these droughts. The main culprits were the deer who, by scraping their antlers against the trees and nibbling the still thin bark, have caused considerable damage to a large number of seedlings. Fortunately, an equally large number of seedlings withstood all this well. We have now provided extra protection. On the right a photo of a Giant Sequioa that has been in open ground for two years now. As soon as the wrestling system has developed sufficiently, the tree will grow faster and over the years it will become increasingly resistant to cold, drought and damage to food and sanding. Ultimately, this tree can grow into the largest tree in the world. Because the Giant Sequoia and Coastal Sequoia are the largest tree species on earth.
Many trees are easy to grow from a seed or you can plant them as a seedling. Growing or planting a tree is always fun. Growing a Sequoia tree makes it even more fun.