How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Giant sequoia, Big tree, Sierra redwood—Sequoiadendron giganteum
Family Taxodiaceae (Taxodium family)

Plant Identification

Giant sequoia is an evergreen tree, reaching up to 100 feet tall and 50 feet wide.  The foliage is dense, prickly, with gray-green leaves.  Trees are pyramid-shaped and produce reddish-brown oval cones. 

Optimum conditions for growth

Giant sequoia trees are often found in large lawns or other open areas.  They prefer areas with full sun and require moderate amounts of water.  Plant in well-drained soil. 

Giant sequoia
Giant sequoia



Pests and disorders of Sequoiadendron giganteum

Invertebrates

Diseases

Environmental disorders

Weeds

Vertebrates

Foliage of Giant sequoia
Foliage of giant sequoia

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