Peattie, Donald Culross - Science, Age, Conservation, Life, Trees
"The Redwood, the ever-living Sequoia, sempervirens, is the tallest tree in the world. Not just occasionally taller, in individual specimens growing under unprecedentedly favorable conditions, but taller as a whole, as a race, a titan race. Also it produces logs with the greatest diameter amongst all timber trees. Only the Redwood's big brother, the California Bigtree, Sequoia gigantea of the Sierra Nevada is ever greater in girth, but Gigantea is not today in the class of prime timber tree."
- from A Natural History of Western Trees (1950)
- Donald Culross Peattie (American author, botanist, and naturalist; b. 1898 - d. 1964)
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