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Sequoia sempervirens is the sole living species of the genus Sequoia in the cypress family. Common names include California Redwood (it is one of three species of trees known as redwoods, but "redwood" per se normally refers to this species). It can live for up to 2000 years, and this species includes the tallest trees on Earth, reaching up to 115 meters (380 ft) in height and 8 meters (26 ft) in diameter. It is native to coastal California.
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Sequoia sempervirens is the sole living species of the genus Sequoia in the cypress family.  Common names include California Redwood (it is one of three species of trees known as redwoods, but "redwood" per se normally refers to this species). It can live for up to 2000 years, and this species includes the tallest trees on Earth, reaching up to 115 meters (380 ft) in height and 8 meters (26 ft) in diameter.  It is native to coastal California.