Structure of sequoia communities
I Sequoia relatives
INDEX (omitted from the online edition)
Frontispiece The General Grant Tree, Kings Canyon National Park.
1 Mother of the Forest, Calaveras Grove, showing scaffolding for the removal of the bark.
2 The felling of the Mark Twain Tree, Big Stump Grove.
3 The Boole Tree, Converse Basin.
4 Weeping sequoia, Roath Park, Cardiff, Wales.
5 The Wawona Tunnel Tree, Mariposa Grove.
6 Sequoyah, a Cherokee Indian for whom the giant sequoia may have been named.
7 A portion of the Lord's prayer printed in Sequoyah's Cherokee syllabary.
8 Two-week old sequoia seedling.
9 The awl-shaped leaves of mature sequoia foliage.
10 Shade-killed young sequoias, Mariposa Grove.
11 Young spire-top sequoia.
12 Sequoia bark pattern, showing parallel ridge form.
13 Sequoia bark pattern, showing spiral form.
14 Sequoia bark pattern, reticulate form.
15 Sequoia bark pattern, showing thin, smooth bark.
16 The Alabama Tree, Mariposa Grove, showing classical round-topped form.
17 The General Sherman Tree, Giant Forest, the world's largest tree.
18 Graphic comparison of the world's four largest trees.
19 Living remnant of severed sequoia trunk section
20 Sequoia with buttressed trunk, Giant Forest.
21 Giant sequoia cones.
22 Lichen-encrusted sequoia cone.
23 Sequoia cone illustrating the 3:5 Fibonacci ratio.
24 Giant sequoia seeds.
25 Basal area regression curve, the basis for estimating the age of living specimens.
26 A sequoia burl, Mariposa Grove.
27 Present distribution of the giant sequoia.
28 The Senate Group, Giant Forest.
29 The lowest naturally seeded giant sequoia known, on gravel bar, South Fork of the Kaweah.
30 Giant sequoias in the palace grounds, La Granja, Spain.
31 Cross section of sequoia cone peduncle showing annual rings.
32 Sequoia cone on 11-month-old potted specimen.
33 Cone-load distribution in mature sequoia.
34 Chickaree, or Douglas squirrel.
35 Adult of the long-horned, wood-boring beetle, Phymatodes nitidus.
36 Numerous seedlings of the giant sequoia are to be found in trough of burned logs.
37 Dense sequoia reproduction in area burned by fire of 1955, Cherry Gap, Sequoia National Forest.
38 Snag-top sequoia, typical of old age.
39 The Black Chamber, Giant Forest.
40 Lightning-topped sequoia, Giant Forest.
41 Remains of the Wawona Tunnel Tree following its collapse in 1969.
42 Hypothetical "rotation" of a chickaree territorial use of sequoia trees for cone harvest.
43 Galleries of carpenter ants in the barks of a giant sequoia tree, Giant Forest.
1 Comparison of Dawn Redwood, Coast Redwood, and Giant Sequoia.
2 Germination for sequoia seeds of various ages.
3 The more common birds within a typical giant sequoia grove.
Last Updated: 06-Mar-2007