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Sequoias & redwoods thriving

Posted: 15 Aug 2013, 21:35
by Twig

Re: Sequoias & redwoods thriving

Posted: 15 Aug 2013, 22:32
by Aphritha
Nice to have some good news...:)

Re: Sequoias & redwoods thriving

Posted: 16 Aug 2013, 03:04
by Twig
My thoughts exactly, Aphritha. Odd to think that global warming is doing something good...

Re: Sequoias & redwoods thriving

Posted: 16 Aug 2013, 03:39
by Aphritha
I'm sure the dinosaurs would have been in disbelief if anyone had told them good things were coming from their climate changes, either...

Re: Sequoias & redwoods thriving

Posted: 16 Aug 2013, 08:58
by Twig
:grin: :grin: :grin:

Re: Sequoias & redwoods thriving

Posted: 26 Mar 2015, 17:54
by adiantum
Both of these trees, and quite a few others (Metasequoia, or dawn redwood; comes to mind, Torreya, Glyptostrobus, Franklinia, etc.) are currently very restricted in distribution; and in fairly recent geological history (or, to put it another way, a few generations of a long-lived tree like a redwood) enjoyed a much wider distribution. Before the cycle of ice ages and interglacials, redwood grew, at least in certain places, in much of the north temperate zone. It and the dawn redwood are thriving in plantings in many temperate areas, and I think this is a process worth encouraging, as a way to work with climate change and mitigate the threat of reduction or extinction in the native habitat of these plants.......