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Brief Description: The name Sequoia originates from the name of a Cherokee Indian, Sequoyah, who lived in the period 1760-1843 A.D. and created an alphabet of 86 characters for his tribe. The tallest tree in the world, whose height ranges from 60 - 100 metres and its trunk has up to 9 metres perimeter. Its needles are oblong, 1.5-2 cm long and 2-3 cm thick. The bark is reddish-brown and almost 35 cm thick. It is hard and fibrous and deeply grooved, therefore it does not burn easily. The seed cones are almost spherical to ovoid, 2-5 mm long. 
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