Thanks to Shane McCulloch for sending us this picture of a giant sequoia. Shane said it is located on Laburnum Drive in Trail, British Columbia, Canada. He found it by accident doing a delivery when he went to the wrong house and saw it there. He didn’t even think there were any sequoias in the interior of British Columbia.
Shane McCulloch sent us a picture of a giant sequoia tree located in the Kootenay region of British Columbia in a city called Nelson. He talked to the owner and he said the sequoia was planted in 1954, the crown is still intact but many branches on one side were trimmed due to being close to a power line. The owner says that it was one of two planted but only this one survived. He also said that he may get rid of the tree due to his fear of the roots affecting the basement walls.
Thanks to Sarah from Surrey, British Columbia for sending us these images of another large giant sequoia tree she found in her area. This tree has been designated Heritage Status in Surrey, BC. It was in the midst of a very controversial development and is now surrounded by skyscrapers…but still standing!
Sara from Saskatchewan sent this image. My family has found a small seedling in our yard that can only be a sequoia. We traveled to Sequoia National Park a couple years ago and collected a few seeds, we lost a couple of our seeds and the ones we tried to grow failed so we had given up, but the lost seeds must have blown out in the yard to give us a sequoia. We’re wondering what we should do about the winter when it grows, because Saskatchewan winters are long and get close to -40 degrees at least once per year. It has survived the past two, but that would be because it is still shorter than the snow line.