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The Great Redwood Migration

Post by aufbahrung » Wed Mar 13, 2024 3:27 am

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-68518623

Giant redwoods: World’s largest trees 'thriving in UK'
By Rebecca Morelle and Alison Francis

Giant redwoods - the world's largest trees - are flourishing in the UK and now even outnumber those found in their native range in California.

The giants were first brought to the UK about 160 years ago, and a new study suggests they are growing at a similar rate to their US counterparts.

An estimated 500,000 trees are in the UK compared to 80,000 in California.

However they aren't yet as tall. In California they can reach 90m-high, but in the UK the tallest is 54.87m.

But that's because the introduced trees are still very young. Giant redwoods can live for more than 2,000 years, so there's still plenty of time for the UK's trees to catch up

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Post by pErvinalia » Wed Mar 13, 2024 3:48 am

Shame they are going to be wiped out in the apocalypse, eh Crump?
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Post by aufbahrung » Wed Mar 13, 2024 4:32 am

pErvinalia wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2024 3:48 am
Shame they are going to be wiped out in the apocalypse, eh Crump?
In theory the UK survives and even thrives with the end of days, and radiation makes the trees grow taller still
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Post by JimC » Wed Mar 13, 2024 7:20 pm

I think Australia has produced the world's most invasive tree species - Eucalypts have been planted everywhere...
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Post by L'Emmerdeur » Wed Mar 13, 2024 10:39 pm

The article talks about using it in mixed plantations, which I suppose would be fine if the idea is to help capture carbon. The 'giant redwood' (Sequoiadendron giganteum) is really just an ornamental tree outside its normal range. The wood is brittle and basically useless for construction, unlike its relative Sequoia sempervirens.

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Post by Brian Peacock » Sat Mar 16, 2024 9:46 am

I believe Sequoia and humans can live together in peace.
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Post by aufbahrung » Sat Mar 16, 2024 12:31 pm

Brian Peacock wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2024 9:46 am
I believe Sequoia and humans can live together in peace.
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