Small, petty Woody under the big trees
A Redwood tree is often referred to as a Sequoia. In fact there are three species knows as Redwoods: the Sequoia sempervirens, the Sequoiadendron and the Metasequoia. You don't have to go to California to see Sequoias, in fact in my home town in Belgium there are two Sequiodendrons.
To someone who has never seen one, a Redwood must seem to be something from a tall tale.
Averaging 2,5 meter (8 feet) to as much as 6 meter (20 feet) in diameter, trees over 60 m tall (200 feet) are common, and many are over 90 m (300 feet).
The current tallest Redwood tree is Hyperion, a Sequoia sempervirens measuring at 115.55 m (379.1 feet). That’s a tree taller than the Statue of Liberty, from base of the pedestal to the tip of the torch. It is absolutely the largest living thing on earth.
I am but a small, petty Woody rat compared to these impressive wooden cathedrals.