The redwood is being rapidly used for lumber.
Other trees are the redwood and camwood.
As the redwood is limited to the Coast Range, so the big tree is limited wholly to the Sierra Nevada.
The western slope of the Sierra Nevada hears fine forests similar to those of the Cascade Range and of the Coast Range, but of more open growth, and with the redwood exchanged for groves of big trees (Sequoia gigantea) of which the tallest examples reach 325 ft.
Among the large trees which are valued for their timber are redwood (Humiria balsamifera), Brazil-wood, algarrobo, palo de cruz (Jacquinea ruscifolia), guaiacum or holy wood, rosewood, cedar and walnut.
Peculiar to California are the two species of sequoia (q.v.), - the redwood (S.
She opened the back door to a pleasant redwood deck overlooking a small, well-kept back yard.
"You're like a junior high jock trapped in a Redwood tree," she replied and planted her hands in the middle of his chest to push him away.
Gigantea) and the redwood (S.
The mountains are covered with one of the noblest redwood forests of the state - the only one south of San Francisco; two groves, the Sempervirens Park (4000 acres) and the Fremont Grove of Big Trees, 5 m.
The process patented by Dewar and Redwood in 1889 consists in the use of a suitable still and condenser in free communication with each other - i.e.
For the testing of the viscosity of lubricating oils the Boverton Redwood standardized viscometer is generally employed in Great Britain.
The name (Sp. "tall tree") was derived from a solitary redwood-tree standing in the outskirts of the city.
The redwood of the Californian woodsmen, S.
Long, ovoid, with scales thicker at the base than those of the redwood, and bearing below the depression a slender prickle.
The bark, of nearly the same tint as that of the redwood, is extremely thick and is channelled towards the base with vertical furrows; at the root the ridges often stand out in buttress-like projections.
Gigantea was brought to England by Lobb in 1853, and received from Dr Lindley the name of Wellingtonia, by which it is still popularly known, though its affinity to the redwood is too marked to admit of generic distinction.
The redwood grows only in a narrow strip on the Coast Range from Southern Oregon (where there are not more than loco acres) down nearly to the Golden Gate, in a habitat of heavy rains and heavy fogs.
Unlike the redwood the big tree occurs in scattered groves (ten in all) among other species.
One of the noblest redwood areas (that of Santa Cruz county) is a state reservation (created in 1901).
In 1890 the state board of forestry estimated that the redwood forests were in danger of exhaustion by 1930.
The redwood is a general utility lumber second only to the common white pine, and the drain on the woods has been continuous since 1850.
Cut in 1903, 4 6 5,4 60, 000 were of redwood, and 264,890,000 of yellow pine; fir and sugar pines contributing another 104,600,000, and spruce and cedar 17,670,000 ft.
In Humboldt county, in the redwood belt near Eureka, are probably the most modern and remarkable lumber mills of the world.
38, " The Redwood " (a volume, 1903), also Professional Papers, e.g.
Peirce, Studies on the Coast Redwood (publication of Leland Stanford jr. University, 1901).
Before the earthquake wood had been employed to a large extent, partly because of the accessibility, cheapness and general excellence of redwood, but also because of the belief that it was better suited to withstand earthquake shocks.
While the wooden buildings were little damaged by the shocks, the comparative non-inflammability of redwood proved no safeguard and fire swept the affected area irresistibly.
The mammoth redwood tree of California,Sequoia (Wellingtonia) gigantea, which represents the tallest Gymnosperm, is a good example of the regular tapering main stem and narrow pyramidal form.
Sequoia sempervirens (redwood), Thuja occidentalis, &c. The leaves of conifers are characterized by their small size, e.g.
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