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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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Edwards writes, "it may be that the traveller who finds himself for the first time in the midst of a grove of Wellingtonia gigantea feels something of the same overwhelming sense of awe and wonder; but the great trees, though they have taken three thousand years to grow, lack the pathos and the mystery that comes of human labour.
There are a lot of really nice trees here - redwoods, cedars, Wellingtonia and monkey puzzles which have suffered because of loss of sunlight and crowding of other trees.
For the past three years I have been trying to grow a lawn under a massive, 80-foot-high Wellingtonia Pine, which completely dominates my garden.
There is the newly-introduced Golden Dawn Redwood, the cultivar Goldrush and a rare Hungarian form of the Wellingtonia of Giant Redwood, with its weeping side branches cascading down the trunk.
The English, naturally, thought Wellingtonia gigantea would be fitting.
And, wherever in the world you go, it's always good to see wellingtonia (giant redwoods).
But whilst at the seaside town Booth went to her parents' Wellingtonia Close home in Merthyr Tydfil where he was discovered by Ms Norman's brother in his mother's bedroom.
John Lindley enwodd hi gyntaf yn Wellingtonia gigantea yng nghanol y bedwaredd ganrif ar bymtheg heb sylweddoli fod yr enw yn anghywir.
At The Grove, the Surtees family planted trees, one of which is a century-old 130ft high Wellingtonia.
The back garden, which has a number of mature trees, including a Wellingtonia, falls away to a dry stone wall with spiltlevel areas and incorporates an ornamental pond.
Nigel Lewis, 42, of Wellingtonia Close, Merthyr Tydfil, admitted stealing the cream from Wilkinson on December 22.
Mae Broneirion ar lethr eithaf serth sy'n edrych i lawr ar ddyffryn Hafren a phentref Llandinam ac mae coed Wellingtonia anferthwedi'u plannu o gwmpas y plasty.

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