Author Topic: How Long Does The Dawn Redwood Trees Live?  (Read 5424 times)

snakeking

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How Long Does The Dawn Redwood Trees Live?
« on: August 13, 2015, 08:28 AM »
Does anyone know how long dawn redwood trees live? I have being searching all over the internet but I can't find an answer.

I realize that the coastal redwood can live up to 3,000 years but what about the dawn redwood?

Does anyone know what the oldest dawn redwood tree is?

Sorry for all the questions but my knowledge on dawn redwood trees is very limited.
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augustine

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Re: How Long Does The Dawn Redwood Trees Live?
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2015, 09:32 AM »
Google.
 

Dave Murphy

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Re: How Long Does The Dawn Redwood Trees Live?
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2015, 08:27 PM »
I'm pretty sure they can live for many hundreds if a thousand years.
 

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Re: How Long Does The Dawn Redwood Trees Live?
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2015, 10:36 PM »
Long time.
 

Adair M

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Re: How Long Does The Dawn Redwood Trees Live?
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2015, 02:10 PM »
Dawn redwood is an ancient tree. Species. They were thought to be extinct. Fossils had been found, but no trees. Until maybe 50 years ago?  (I am not at all sure if the exact date... I'll have to look it up).  But at any rate, a small grove was discovered in China, I think, and all the ones we have now are descended from that small grove.
 

Dave Murphy

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Re: How Long Does The Dawn Redwood Trees Live?
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2015, 09:23 PM »
Adair, they were discovered by scientists from the Arnold Arboretum leading an expedition in central China during the 1940's (I suspect right after WWII ended).  The Arnold Arboretum in Boston have trees growing there that were started in the late 40's from seeds brought back by the first expedition.
 

Adair M

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Re: How Long Does The Dawn Redwood Trees Live?
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2015, 12:02 AM »
Ok, 70 years ago.

What's a few decades?
 

Owen Reich

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Re: How Long Does The Dawn Redwood Trees Live?
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2015, 12:17 AM »
Adair, they were discovered by scientists from the Arnold Arboretum leading an expedition in central China during the 1940's (I suspect right after WWII ended).  The Arnold Arboretum in Boston have trees growing there that were started in the late 40's from seeds brought back by the first expedition.

One of the originals in America is in the former mayor of Biltmore Forest's home in Asheville, NC.  I'll get a photo next time I'm there. 

As a guess, I'd say 3-500 years.  They are a fast grower with soft wood, but I don't think anyone will have a fact-based answer.
 

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Re: How Long Does The Dawn Redwood Trees Live?
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2015, 07:05 AM »
Until you kill it!