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Name: Brian G.
Status: other
Age: 40s
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Date: 6/25/2003


Question:
Do Sequoias have shallow roots and, if they do, do they depend on the roots of other Sequoia trees to support one another the way the coastal Redwoods do?


Replies:
I think you are talking about the same species. The coastal redwood has the scientific name of Sequoia sempervirens

Possibly helpful:

http://www.cnr.berkeley.edu/~jleblanc/WWW/Redwood/rdwd-The-7.html

http://ic.ucsc.edu/~wxcheng/wewu/sequoiasempervirensa.htm

Anthony Brach, Ph.D


Sequoias do have shallow, spreading roots without a tap root. I do not have any details on support.

J. Elliott



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