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Giant sequoia groves of the Sierra Nevada

Dwight Willard

Giant sequoia groves of the Sierra Nevada

a reference guide

by Dwight Willard

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Published by D. Willard in Berkeley, Calif .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)
    • Subjects:
    • Giant sequoia -- Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.),
    • Giant sequoia -- Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.) -- Geographical distribution.,
    • Forest management -- Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 337-355).

      Statementby Dwight Willard ; [cover illustration by Sam Willard].
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsSD397.G52 W54 1995
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxix, 361 p. :
      Number of Pages361
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL816641M
      ISBN 100964377519
      LC Control Number95060824

      Designated by President Clinton on Ap by a Presidential Proclamation, the monument was established to recognize and permanently protect 38 groves of giant sequoias at the southern end of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. That’s the scientific name for the giant sequoia: the mammoth trees found in California’s Sierra Nevada that are the largest organisms on Earth, and among the longest-lived. Biologists estimate that about half of all sequoias live in Giant Sequoia National Monument, a ,acre preserve in the Southern Sierra Nevada established by.

      Location requests are blocked. Please enable it from your browser or operating system. Distribution: Grow in isolated groves scattered throughout the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountains in central California. Trees are generally found at 4,, ft. (1,, m). For more information on the giant sequoia see" Trees to Know in Oregon ".

      More than 30 years ago, giant sequoia seeds were collected in 23 groves representing the species' range from north to south in the Sierra Nevada. They were propagated and planted on US Forest Service land 20 miles east of Auburn, California, that was hotter, drier, lower in elevation and farther north than any of their original homes. This experiment, the legacy of . The Giant Forest. At the heart of the park, in the shade of towering sequoias and redwood groves, the Giant Forest is home to half of the Earth’s largest and longest-living trees. Named in by John Muir, the forest is a stand of more than 8, colossal sequoia trees – many standing just as Muir found them. The Largest Tree on Earth.


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Giant sequoia groves of the Sierra Nevada by Dwight Willard Download PDF EPUB FB2

20 rows  This is a list of giant sequoia naturally occurring giant sequoia groves are located in the moist, unglaciated ridges and valleys of the western slope of the Sierra Nevada range in California, United can be found at elevations between – meters ( – ft).

Giant sequoias grow only on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada in California, between 4, and 8, feet ( and m) in elevation. Within park boundaries, park staff distinguish approximately 40 different giant sequoia groves, ranging from one to tens of thousands of sequoia trees per grove.

Giant sequoia groves of the Sierra Nevada: a reference guide. [Dwight Willard] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Book: All Authors / Contributors: Dwight Willard.

Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number: ALEY, T. Final report on the type mapping and regeneration studies in the giant sequoia groves of Kings Canyon and Sequoia National parks.

Contract research report for the Western Region, National Park Service. 63 p. ANDERSON, A. B., R. RIFFER, and A. WONO. Chemistry of the genus Sequoia. Phyrochemistry 7(8) ANDREWS, R.

The Pacific coastal hills have a moderate climate influenced by the Pacific Ocean. The giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) is native to the Sierra Nevada Mountains of central California. The Sierra Nevada Mountains are much higher and have less climatic influence from the ocean.

The winters in the Sierras can be severe and are seldom moderate. The {quote} "Giant Sequoia", whose species name is giganteum, occurs naturally in groves on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

(The name "Sequoia" honors a Native American who helped preserve the Cherokee language.). One of the properties south east of Carson City on Chiquita Circle growing over 15 healthy giant sequoias at least feet tall.

This Nevada property owner obviously takes great care and pride in his yard with numerous giant sequoias and many other species growing healthy in a. GENERAL DISTRIBUTION: The natural distribution of giant sequoia is restricted to about 75 groves, comprising a total area of o acres (14, ha) along a limited area of the western Sierra Nevada, California.

The northern two-thirds of its range, from the American River in Placer County southward to the Kings River has only eight disjunct groves. Giant sequoias grow in sheltered folds and shallow basins about halfway up the western slope of the Sierra Nevada, mostly in a mile-long band in and around Sequoia National Park.

The trees are found in 67 isolated groves ranging in size from six trees to six square miles. About 40 of the groves are in old growth condition.

The environmental threats of drought and fire vex most of the Sierra Nevada’s forests, including groves of giant sequoias. giant sequoia groves will ultimately end up on protected land. Welcome. The Giant Sequoia National Monument is a ,acre U.S.

National Monument located in the southern Sierra Nevada. It is administered by the U.S. Forest Service as part of the Sequoia National Forest and includes 38 of the 39 Giant Sequoia groves.

Giant sequoias are now native only to the Sierra Nevada mountain range of California and are found in groves at Sequoia, Kings Canyon and Yosemite National Parks, Giant Sequoia National Monument, Sequoia National Forest, and other groves scattered throughout the Sierra Nevada.

There are about 75 groves of giant sequoias. Groves range in size. Today, the last giant sequoia on Earth live on land about the size of Cleveland (48, acres), in about 73 groves scattered along the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada.

The northernmost sequoia grow in Placer County in Tahoe National Forest, and the southernmost groves live in Giant Sequoia National Monument. The Sierra Club has worked for the protection of the Giant Sequoias of the Sierra Nevada for over years.

John Muir, one of the founders of the Sierra Club, wrote about the wonder of these huge trees and advocated their protection. A drawing of a Giant Sequoia appears on the Sierra Club logo.

2Attorney and author of a reference book on giant sequoia groves. Broader Appreciation of Sequoia Resources Is Needed Despite the fame of the sequoia as a species, most of largest groves in the Sierra Nevada.

Much of the grove has a very high denstiy of surviving mature and old-growth sequoias, though it has lost an overall old-growth. Silver City is your gateway to Sequoia’s secret paradise. At the end of a long, winding road that snakes up into the Sierra Nevada mountain range, lies Silver City.

This remote and difficult destination is more than worth the effort, as you will never see tour buses or lines of people up here; instead, you will find the mountains in their. Giant sequoia groves are found within the Sierra Nevada mixed conifer type, which includes California white fir, red fir, sugar pine, ponderosa pine, incense-cedar, and California black oak.

The tree has not been found growing in a pure stand, but it is found in relatively pure clumps. Today the giant sequoia is found only in 70 small groves containing less t mature trees.

The groves are scattered from Placer County to Tulare County on the west side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains where conditions remain favorable for growth and reproduction.

Farther up, the trail actually cuts through a fallen giant sequoia. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Willard, Dwight. Giant sequoia groves of the Sierra Nevada. Berkeley, Calif.: D.

Willard, © (OCoLC) The giant sequoia, Sequoiadendron giganteum, is found only within a km ( mi) long, 15 km (9 mi) wide belt along the western Sierra Nevada range, within elevations of 1, m (4, feet) depend-ing on latitude.

There are 75 groves of the giant sequoia, covering ab hectares1(Figure 1). Groves are. Giant sequoias have very specific climate requirements, so specific that they grow naturally only in a narrow mile strip of mixed conifer forest on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada.The other type of "redwood" or "sequoia" tree is the giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) and is the largest species of tree in the world by volume.

These are now native only to the Sierra Nevada mountain range of California and are found in groves at Sequoia, Kings Canyon and Yosemite National Parks, Giant Sequoia National Monument.Southern Sierra > Sequoia National Forest Sequoia National Forest [Fig.

52, Fig. 53, Fig. 54] The majority of the giant sequoia groves in the Sierra can be found in the Sequoia National Forest, but this forest is much more than a place to see the big million-acre Sequoia forest, established incontains about 25 percent of the flora species found in California.