Dawn Redwood

Scientific Name: Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Tree ID: 807

Latitude: 41.678475

Longitude: -69.959934

Mature Size: 70-100′ T x 25′ W

Memorial: Mr John

Dawn Redwood is the only living species in its genus and was rescued from near-extinction when it was discovered in 1941. It is considered a fast-growing tree and is often planted as an ornamental. This is one of the few deciduous evergreens, and its small bright needles are borne on small branchlets and turn reddish brown in the fall. In ideal conditions it can grow 2-3 feet in a year. It is a native to China, but is successfully planted around the world.