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big tree:

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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Para Bruin, the rubber bear, climbed to a limb of the big tree, rolled himself into a ball, and dropped to the platform, whence he bounded up again to the limb.
One of the big trees had been partly chopped through, and standing beside it, with an uplifted axe in his hands, was a man made entirely of tin.
There were shrubberies and big trees, but I remember the clear assurance I felt that none of them concealed him.
But at last I seed a bit o' white by a rock on top o' th' moor an' I climbed up an' found th' little 'un half dead wi' cold an' clemmin'." While he talked, Soot flew solemnly in and out of the open window and cawed remarks about the scenery while Nut and Shell made excursions into the big trees outside and ran up and down trunks and explored branches.
I could see the sun out at one or two holes, but mostly it was big trees all about, and gloomy in there amongst them.
The Big Tree Restaurant in Mombasa has been shut down for encroaching on the Indian Ocean.
A University of Illinois Extension forester will present the public with information about large tree specimens suitable for inclusion in the Illinois Big Tree Register.
The National Big Tree Program was established that same year and the national register of American Forests Champion Trees --then called the American Big Trees Report--was published the following year.
The projects were funded by the national Big Tree Plant campaign, led by Defra and the Forestry Commission.
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The Jordan Well museum opened its new creative installation, In The Big Tree Top, on Saturday and it is already a hit with children and adults.