Yes and no. Redwoods are the species Sequoia sempervirens, which is part of the genus Sequoia, which is in the family Taxodiacae, from the cypress.
sequoia trees are the sole species of the sequoia genus, in the cypress family. Some other names for them are the California Redwood, and Coast Redwood.
Coastal Redwoods and Sequoias are very similar in their red bark appearance, but have a few visual differences. The Coastal Redwoods grow closer to the ocean and receive more moisture. Redwoods are also taller and thinner than their Sequoia counterparts. Sequoias grow a little further inland, and are reminiscent of cypress trees in that they are full and thick trees, but on a larger scale. Though both have the reddish color, they do remain different visually.
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