Metasequoia glyptostroboides Nice Specimen

gardener365(5b Illinois USA)June 22, 2011

I came across this Dawn Redwood today in Rock Island, IL. Oddly enough, it was just a few blocks from my previous home but on a less traveled street.

Dax

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hogmanay

any guess on the age?

40ish?

    Bookmark   June 22, 2011 at 7:29PM
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pineresin

Needn't be that old, I'd guess more likely 30-ish

Resin

    Bookmark   June 22, 2011 at 7:47PM
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dcsteg(5 Shawnee, KS.)

Judging by the age and size of my 'Ogon' I would say mid 20's.

Dave

    Bookmark   June 22, 2011 at 8:03PM
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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

15-20 probably. I planted a 2-footer in 02 that's 40 feet tall today. (2/3M - 17M in 9 years)

The trunk on the one at my old home is almost as thick as that one, so, it seems relative to me.

Dax

    Bookmark   June 22, 2011 at 9:51PM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

Dax, is that a 70s or 80s neighborhood?

    Bookmark   June 22, 2011 at 10:03PM
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taxo_man

Wow, that one is really interesting looking. Very cool!

J

    Bookmark   June 22, 2011 at 10:45PM
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toronado3800 Zone 6 StLouis(6)

That is an excellent example of a limbed up metasequoia. Your pics should be on the cards attached to the trees at nurseries.

Folks notice the more polite less fluted trunk of the tree

Most folks imagine the low limbed examples at botanical gardens when they think metasequoia. Would love to see pics in the fall.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2011 at 12:00AM
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sluice

Sweet looking tree. Thanks for stopping and getting a few pics!

    Bookmark   June 23, 2011 at 12:36AM
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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

Agree. I'll try to return in the Fall.

Will, I know for a fact that in photo 1 the road that continues straight ahead was not there when I was a kid. And that in the photo of the trunk that was a cheap gravely blacktop road when I was a kid. That would have been oh about 1985.

Have a good one fella's.

Dax

    Bookmark   June 23, 2011 at 7:49AM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

I'm always curious to see what decades some of those plants may have been planted, ecspecially when they aren't the norm.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2011 at 1:54PM
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