Friday, April 6, 2012

Great Sequoia in Ithaca

While searching for the location of the local redwood tree. I found the great sequoia (Sierra redwood) that is located in downtown Ithaca. Although Sequoias can successfully grow in the northeast, they typically do not surpass  heights of 100 ft tall (compared to the usual 200 ft in  Sierra Nevada Mountains in California). It is interesting because although the tree is able to grow, the health of it is questionable. The unfavorable seasonal changes are most likely responsible for the unhealthy nature of the tree as the top is clearly dying.

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