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Mountain Redwoods - Sequoiadendron

The numerous mountain redwoods (Sequoiadendron giganteum) that can be found in the Friedrich Eberts Arboretum were planted in the 1970s. In their natural habitat in the mountain forests of the Rocky Mountains, redwoods can grow up to 95 metres tall. The name, unsurprisingly, is attributed to reddish tinge of the tree’s wood. The species does not tolerate hot, dry summers well and the needles are prone to fungal infection resulting in them having to be gradually replaced by other tree species.