Utah Division of
Forestry, Fire & State Lands

Utah Department of Natural Resources

Giant Sequoia - Dixie National Forest

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Common Name Giant Sequoia
Species Sequoia dendron giganteum
Address Township: 39S, Range:13W, Section:19, Northeast 1/4
City Cedar City
Year Planted 1933
Height 108 Feet
Spread
Circumference 135 Inches
DBH Diameter at Breast Height (DBH) is the standard forestry measurement of the tree's trunk diameter at 4.5 ft from the base.
Name of Nominator
Date Rated 2003-05-30
Ownership Public: United States Forest Service
Story The tree was planted as a sapling in 1933-34 as part of the Browse Experiment Station. The Forest Service Research Station built the road into the areas in 1933 to begin a "Browse" plant study area to determine the use of Browse plants by browsing animals. There are 27 plot fences in the area where they set up control plots. The fire last year [2002] uncovered these plot area something that we haven't been able to find due to the dense vegetation. One of the Directors of the Research Station acquired 15 Sequoias to plant in the SW Utah area. One was put at the "Browse" Experiment Station. The tree has been cored numerous times and matches the 1930's time period with its rings.
Author Marian Jacklin