growing GIANT SEQUOIA- Sequoiadendron giganteum in India

Beverly Erlebacher bae at
Fri Dec 13 23:07:12 EST 2002

In article <3DF94EAD.552AF378 at>, Pam  <grdngal48 at> wrote:
>With this diversity of locations, questions have been raised about the
>limitation of its native range and habitat. Apparently outside of its native
>Sierra Nevada, the giant sequoia is unable to re-seed itself by natural means.

I've read that before the ice ages started a couple hundred million years ago,
the world had a climate that varied much less with latitude.  Not only was
Antartica heavily forested with Nothofagus spp., but the entire north circum-
polar area, which is now mostly tundra and scrubby boreal forest, was covered
with sequoia forest.  It's kind of mind-boggling to imagine such a forest, eh?

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