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    10 / 02 / 2016

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I am wondering if this tree could be a Sequoia, or if not, what tree it might be. It is in Michigan, and I know there are a few Sequoias in Mi. The tree is 20-30ft tall, trunk diameter at the base is 3ft. Awl shaped needles, but not in flat clusters, does not seem to be a juniper or eastern cedar. Has me puzzled, would love to have someone confirm my suspision that it might be a Sequoia!


  • laura735 Unregistered says:

    I forgot to add that: although the tree’s images look similar to S. gigantium, I’m only purely speculate and don’t know its genus at all. Another helpful link.

    October 5th, 2016 at 1:33pm

  • laura735 Unregistered says:

    Link to ASC Central.

    October 5th, 2016 at 1:04pm

  • laura735 Unregistered says:

    I’m not a conifer expert, but your photos images do look similar to the Sequoiadendron giganteum – the giant redwood/giant sequoia. The Youtube link below with good tip of how to identified the giant sequoia bark. You could also checking for its cones to help narrowing down its ID. According to sources, “the seed cones typically remain green and closed for up to 20 years”. Lastly you could try the ACS Central (American Conifer Society Central region) for confirmation of its correct ID. Best wishes!

    October 5th, 2016 at 1:05pm

  • Stephanie Brundage Green Thumb says: Take a look at the plants profile on the USDA site for the sequoias: Giant Sequoia and the Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens). Both are apparently only found on the west coast. Although I suppose someone could have planted one in Michigan? But if you look at the photo closeups of the needles, they are different than your tree. Sorry I couldn’t be more helpful in identifying what you have.

    October 3rd, 2016 at 8:23pm

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