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Sequoiadendron giganteum

(Big Tree; Wellingtonia; Giant Sequoia)

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  1. Fred Cain commented

    My giant Sequoias are most definitely “climate change deniers”. I live in extreme northeastern Indiana which has historically been considered in hardiness zone 5a. In response to “global warming” and “climate change” our hardness zones have been shifted northward. The revised zones have now clearly put us within zone 6. However, my Sequoias do not agree. They have frozen out during hard winters. Zone 6 indicates average low temperatures between -10° and 0°F. The fact is that it continues to get colder here than that. Four years ago we had low temps of -20°F with wind. (The -20° was the outside ambient temperature and NOT the wind chill factor).

    So, what my Sequoias are telling me is that we are not seeing much warming OR climate change here. Kinda makes you wonder.

    However, some areas could warm more than others I suppose.

    Fred M. Cain,
    Topeka, IN

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