Sequoia Root Systems
Name: Brian G.
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?
I think you are talking about the same species. The coastal redwood has
the scientific name of Sequoia sempervirens
Anthony Brach, Ph.D
Sequoias do have shallow, spreading roots without a tap root. I do not have any details on
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