Identification: Conifer in park

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  1. David Tang

    David Tang Active Member

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    Found this unlabeled conifer in Garden City Park, Richmond, this morning.
    About 45 feet tall and about 12 feet wide at the base. The tree trunk is hidden
    from view at the base. Cones are greenish. I suspect this is not a local tree.
     

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    Sulev Active Member

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    A Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum)?
     
  3. David Tang

    David Tang Active Member

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    Thanks very much for your lightning reply !
    The cones looks very much alike what I found in the web.
    The shape of the tree differs from those in the web. I guess
    may be this is still a "young" tree and is under well care,
    so that the lower branches are still attached to the trunk
    and hide the trunk from view.
     
  4. wcutler

    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Nice details in that third photo.
     
  5. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Confirm, a young Giant Sequoia.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    A blue variant, habit and size would suggest 'Hazel Smith'.
     
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