Are redwoods only found in California?



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    No. There are two types of ‘redwoods’. The giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) and the coastal redwood (Sequoia sempervirens).  While a vast majority of both the remaining sequoia species exist in California, there are also remaining redwoods that exist in Oregon.

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    There is another species of redwood known as ‘dawn redwood’ (Metasequoia Glyptostroboides) which is native to China. It is similar in appearance to coastal redwood, but is smaller and is deciduous. It was actually believed to be extinct until it was found in the 1940s.

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    There are coast redwoods in several places in Europe, including the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands, and France.

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    Coast Redwood is the most abundant redwood growing naturally in California. But coast redwoods also grow naturally in the SW corner of Oregon, near the city of Brookings. These are Sequoia sempervirens.

    Giant Sequoia, Sequoiadendron giganteum, is also considered a “redwood” and is indigenous to California only, on the mountains east of Fresno.

    The Dawn Redwood are believed to be indigenous to China only, discovered alive there in 1944. Before 1944, the species was only known from fossils.

    All 3 of these species are grown in many countries around the world, in parks or as landscape plant material, wherever the climate allows.

    New Zealand has one large established redwood forest that is very old. Not indigenous coast redwoods, but planted ones. About 100 years old. Whakarewarewa Forest,

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