Thanks to Robert Janyk for sending us this image of a very large giant sequoia tree growing in Bellingham, Washington. Robert said “not sure of the age exactly….as I am not sure when it was planted by the family who owned the property. Somewhere between 80 and 100 years would be a good guess…if there is such a thing as a ‘good guess’. Circumference at the base is 29’ (app 16 – 18” across) and it is between 80’ – 90’ tall…a large big tree indeed. Somebody could make a lot of cribbage boards out of that tree”.
This Sequoia is growing in my neighborhood in West Seattle. There is a small plaque at the base – can’t remember exactly what it says but something along the lines of it being a ‘heritage tree’ in Seattle. It’s about 90-100 yrs old, planted around 1910 I think. The city made a sidewalk revision around it to accommodate its girth. I love how it dwarfs the house behind it. Thanks to Damon Kiley for sending us this picture.
This picture was sent to us by Joe Dube. He grew this tree from seed in a pot in Irvine, CA in 1988. Sometime before 1993, his brother Tom carried it in a bag on the plane to Kirkland, WA and planted it in his backyard. It has done well, on the edge of a small wooded hillside and today might be 50 feet high. The tree is the perfectly shaped one, center right. Thanks Joe for sending us this picture.