Thanks to Gary Hagan for sending us this picture of a beautiful dawn redwood on his property. Here is what he said about the tree, “I just bought a home that was the estate of a prolific florist and nursery operator in Shively, KY. The home sits on about an acre and is a veritable botanical garden. At the mortgage closing I asked the youngest son of the former owner (who was executor of their estate) about all the unique plants on the estate. He promised to walk the property with me and help identify many of the plants and trees. In particular I asked about a large tree in the back yard. I told him I thought the tree was dead. He became very excited and said “oh no just wait a month it buds a little later than most trees”. He went on to tell me that the tree in question is a sequoia that was purchased at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York by their father. After a little research and seeing the tree bud out, it is indeed a Sequoia. It is currently about 60 feet tall with a robust traditional cone shape and a base trunk of about 10-12 circumference”.