One of the most majestic of the West’s signature trees is giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) from the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada, where temperatures and soil moisture are conducive to its great growth. Previously known as Sequoia gigantea, Wellingtonia gigantea, and Sequoia wellingtonia, it has been called commonly Wellingtonia, giant redwood, Sierra redwood, giant sequoia.
Sequoiadendron Giganteum Greenpeace Giant Redwood. The stuff of legends! Sequoiadendron Giganteum (or Giant Redwood) is capable of living 3,000 years and growing in its natural habitat to heights of around 100 metres. This living fossil is a giant among giants.