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Name: Sue C.
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Date: 1999-2001 

Can you give me an approximate life span in years for the Dawn Redwood (metasequoia glytostroboides)? We know that coast redwoods live for 2,200 years and giganteum can live 4,000. But I can't find any life span for the dawn. Thanks

Good question, although the following indicates only 150 to 200 years in a city setting.

However, its longevity in more natural settings should presumably be similar to the west coast trees.

Anthony R. Brach, Ph.D.

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