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redwood:

see sequoiasequoia
, name for the redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) and for the big tree, or giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum), both huge, coniferous evergreen trees of the bald cypress family, and for extinct related species.
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common name for several trees of the family Leguminosae (pulse family) whose wood yields a red dye. The dye has largely been replaced by synthetic dyes for fabrics, but it is still used in high-quality red inks.
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redwood

A durable, straight-grained, high-strength, low-density softwood; especially resistant to decay and insect attack; light red to deep reddish-brown; used primarily for construction, plywood, and millwork. See also: Masonite

redwood

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(botany)
Sequoia sempervirens. An evergreen tree of the pine family; it is the tallest tree in the Americas, attaining 350 feet (107 meters); its soft heartwood is a valuable building material.

redwood

A very durable, straight-grained, high-strength, moderately low-density softwood from the Pacific Coast of the US; esp. resistant to decay and insect attack; light red to deep reddish brown in color; used primarily for construction, plywood, and millwork, where durability is required.

redwood

a giant coniferous tree, Sequoia sempervirens, of coastal regions of California, having reddish fibrous bark and durable timber: family Taxodiaceae. The largest specimen is over 120 metres (360 feet) tall

Redwood

A legacy magnetic tape technology from StorageTek that used half-inch, single-hub cartridges similar to IBM's 3480/3490 formats, but employed helical scan recording rather than linear (parallel tracks along the length of the tape). The Redwood SD-3 drive supported 10, 25 and 50GB cartridges (native). StorageTek's Powderhorn library held a mix of SD-3 and 3480/3490 cartridges. See magnetic tape and helical scan.


Redwood Cartridge
Redwood cartridges are the same overall size as IBM's 3480/3490 formats, but the door mechanism and internal recording formats are different. Redwood uses helical scan, while IBM uses linear recording.
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The giant redwood is a long shot but it is fast-growing and could provide a drought-tolerant alternative, which can cope with predicted climate changes in Wales and produce high quality timber.
Seeing Watkins' photographs, tourists flocked to the groves of the giant redwoods.
A still-imposing if toppled specimen of Sequoiadendron giganteum, the giant redwood was "discovered" 150 years ago, and the world has never been the same.
The Giant Redwood is a long shot, but it is fast growing and could provide a drought-tolerant alternative which can cope with predicted climate changes in Wales and produce high quality timber.
If you believe everyone who tells you they've got a piece of the pitch in their back garden and the stanchion in their kitchen, Wembley must have been the size of a small African nation and the goals like three giant redwoods nailed together.
And th is could lead scientists now wandering in the complex molecular forest to the one tree they seek--the tree of life that shows even how bacteria are related to giant redwoods and humans.
Nature lovers come to the campus to enjoy its California nature preserve and emerging forest of giant redwoods.
The Victorian mansion is just perfect for a romantic getaway, being set within 66 acres of parkland with giant redwoods, a rose garden, a water garden and a lake.
Cameras capture the majesty of the 100m-high giant redwoods in California, as well as Madagascar's baobabs, which store water in their trunks and harbour strange wildlife.
The images range from the results of a portrait studio in the forest to intricate mosaics, many of which required over one hundred separate images of each tree; some of the giant redwoods required 600 frames.
Externally, the development includes a spacious residents' garden, in addition to the fenced private gardens of the detached homes, surrounded by a superb variety of mature trees, including giant redwoods which were originally imported by the Bainbridge family when the Hall was built in 1865.
Look for evergreens from lands afar - the incense cedar and western red cedar, a stand of giant redwoods, deciduous trees including the black mulberry, Swedish whitebeam and the rare wheatley elm.