Metasequoia glyptostroides "Dawn Redwood" is said to have been one of the greatest botanical find of the 20th century. Known only as a fossil up until then, where it was found in China during 1944. I have three growing in my yard, this however is found at the Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks, Fayetteville, Arkansas.


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Fizgig plus August 16, 2017, 12:44 AM
The BBG has several of these -- big ones at that! Their bark is gorgeous!
BJW August 16, 2017, 09:42 AM
Very interesting that it was discovered still surviving! Nice photo.
Sonja August 16, 2017, 02:28 PM
Beautiful! We have only a regular Sequoia in the city park, but there is one of those in Ueberlingen that counts already as a tree monument, it's like 5 metres girth by now...
remmeltmojet August 17, 2017, 07:21 PM
In the netherlands this Metasequoia is sometimes used as windshield around orchards, because the needles sometimes come between the fruit, but are not poisonous.
It's nice to see how these comments sharpen our knowledge.
Marvin Matthews August 22, 2017, 05:21 PM
Thanks, Remmel.
Andy Rodker August 30, 2017, 08:19 AM
Nice shot, Interesting that there was ANY botanical research in China in 1944!!
FRANSCOOLPIX September 02, 2017, 10:11 PM
Hello Marvin,very intresting this tree and the story about. best wishes Frans....
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