I started this tree from seed in May of 2007. Giant Sequoias are the world’s largest trees in terms of total volume. They grow to an average height of 165-280 ft and 18-24 ft in diameter. The oldest known Giant Sequoia based on ring count is 3,500 years old. I don’t expect this guy to grow over 3 feet though.
7/5/07 - Transplanted from germination container.
7/24/08 - After a year indoors.
3/30/09 - Moved outdoors and fertilized.
8/4/09 - Responding well to summer heat.
10/25/09 - Repotted into a redwood (ironic?) growing box. It was completely rootbound.
2/8/10 - Trunk is about 1/2″ thick now. Considering putting it in the ground for more rapid growth.
1/23/11 - here are some pics I took after it came out of the box I built I trimmed the roots before deciding to put it the ground
3/27/11. Planted her on top of a tile in the ground to induce rapid trunk development and surface roots. I added some mulch to help keep the soil moist, along with drip irrigation.
6/24/11 - lots of new growth now that it's established in the ground.