Sequoia is a Cherokee word that means “redwood”. It can also refer to a very tall North American tree, a type of redwood.
Sequoias are one of the largest organisms on earth and can grow from a seed less than half-an-inch long. When fully grown, sequoias can grow to be more than 250 feet tall. A few rare specimens have grown taller than 300 feet.
Sequoias are important to humans because they help keep our air clean by removing carbon dioxide and mitigating the harmful effects of climate change. Coast redwoods can live for more than 2,000 years and giant sequoias can live to be 3,000 years old.
The first known use of “sequoia” was circa 1866.
Sequoia sempervirens, coast redwood, found along the coast of California and Oregon
Modjourney’s daily theme: “Sequoia” was a day AI inspired me to be prolific with prompts as it kept generating intriguing images.