Thanks to Joanne Sanders for sending us these pictures of her giant sequoia tree growing in Martinsburg, Pennsylvania. Joanne said, “We purchased a Sequoia seedling at the Pittsburgh Zoo gift shop about 25 years ago but never thought it would grow in Central Pennsylvania. We were wrong! Fellow Sequoia fans are welcome to visit our tree. We live on State Street in Martinsburg, PA (southern Blair County), Joannesanders109@gmail.com”.
Giant sequoia just outside Wilkes-Barre, zone 6a, elevation 650′. It would about 15 years old, it is approximately 30′ tall and exceeds the peak of the house roof. The tree and area also underwent 5 foot deep flood waters for several days. Thanks to Dave Resavage for talking with the owner of the home and tree to enlighten them about what tree graces their yard.
This Sequoia is located on Park Street or Rt 233 in the small town or borough of Mont Alto, PA. Just down the road very near the Mont Alto campus of Penn State. The tree is said to have been planted about 1950. Tree was submitted by its neighbor Nathan Feb. 2011. The tree was brought to Pennsylvania from California in a coffee can.
Jim is ….”Loving these sequoia trees. After planting these last summer we had thoughts that this winter [being the worst on the east coast in years] would kill them however, to my surprise after taking the burlap I found all 10 doing very well. In comparison your trees replant rate for us is to date 100%.”
From 6 in. seedling to 6 ft. tree in six yrs. located in Berks cty, Reinshold sent to us from Katie. It has endured several snowstorms and buried under a blanket of snow and recently coved in ice due to freezing rain. Giant Sequoias are very hardy introduced plants in this region and can grow just about anywhere and under any harsh conditions. Thanks Katie