The Sequoia Grove

On yet another recent damp and miserably foggy summers day, I went for a walk to get out of the house and to my surprise stumbled on a Sequoia grove.

The grove isn’t particularly large – maybe 30 trees – in places only two or three trees deep, and was planted during the 1920-1930’s at the edge of the bushland along a small stream before it tumbles down to the valley below. About 80 years ago, many of these groves were planted in Australia.

The mist certainly made it much more atmospheric, but these trees have much, much more growing to do before they even come close to rivalling the giants of Northern California!

Happy Gardening 🙂

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31 thoughts on “The Sequoia Grove

    • Thanks Lee – sorry for the late reply, it appears this landed in my spam queue (!) I have been to the redwood forests and they are truly magnificent and while this little grove is very nice, it is nothing compared to being in the midst of acres and acres of redwood forest!

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    • It’s just on this little stream between a patch of bushland on very steep ground and an unused parking lot that is used for overflow when a nearby tourist attraction gets too full. I usually avoid tourist spots, but with the summer weather so miserable, the numbers are quite manageable…it’s amazing the things you see 🙂

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  1. What a delightfully serendipitous find :). There are lots of little pockets of old growth beauty here in Tassie that someone decided to plant ages ago for whatever reason. Many of them are within walking distance of a highway somewhere and we have spent many rest stops on our way from ‘X’ to ‘Y’ exploring lovely old conifer woods. Your sequoia forest looks lovely. You are right about the mist, it certainly adds an olde worlde feeling to your images and NOTHING smells like a conifer forest when the sun hits it 🙂

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    • It is nice to stumble on things that don’t actually have a purpose, or a memorial long forgotten…just something that was done without the need for an immediate or ‘positive economic’ gain is worth so much to lift the spirit….

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    • Thank goodness! I still can’t believe your area has such a law. Although, the Radiata Pine comes in for quite a lot of flak here, and the councils often just cut mature specimens down rather than attempting any care, which is also a bit of a shame….

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  2. What a surprise! No chance of me just stumbling into a grove around here, nothing quite that exciting going on in my neck of the woods 🙂
    Does the camera add twenty pounds because they look like they already have a pretty good size…. even better with the mist!

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    • I think trees would be the only things happy to have that extra 20lbs added! They are a pretty good size, but I’ve visited the woods in California, and boy, those ones are majestic 🙂

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    • Indeed – they seem pretty content, but I understand they’re very adaptable, taking hot dry conditions in cities like L.A., all the way to cold snowy cities like Montreal.

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