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A Guide to the Sequoia Groves of California

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This comprehensive guide is the first to focus on all the giant sequoia groves in the state of California, not just those that are well-known. The author has identified sixty-seven different groups of these forest giants, and has organized them into five different geographic areas from north of the Kings River to south of the Tule River watershed. Extensive information is ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published September 1st 2000 by Yosemite Conservancy (first published March 1st 1998)
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Jul 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: travel, nature
A ranger kind of hoodwinked me into buying this book.

I stopped in at a Sequoia National Forest ranger station looking for a good overview of sequoias, things like how do they grow so big, how do the seeds get fertilized and germinate, why do they grow where they grow. The ranger told me this book was the best they had for sale.

Don't get me wrong. It is a good book, just not exactly what I had in mind. Instead of an overview of sequoias in general, this book has descriptions of 60+ sequoia groves
Sep 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: redwoods
Brilliant guide to the sequoiadendron giganteum groves of the Sierra Nevada. Each grove's well-described, with numerous high quality photographs of specific trees, groves and forested hillsides. The maps provided are really well-designed as well, and there're fact sheets throughout on various topics such as: sequoia forests' history, naming phenomenon, approximating ages, and more.

Despite an abundance of photographs, I found myself wishing for more! The reason being is the book's formatting. Be
Oct 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned-books
Wonderful description of the Sequoia trees.
Peter Tillman
Jul 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
A useful book for exploring the less-known (and less-crowded) Big Tree groves in the Sierra Nevada.
Mark Tilchen
Jun 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
An excellent resource for anyone interested in the giant trees of California.
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