For many homeowners, redwood trees are a sight to behold. There are some things, however, that you need to know about when it comes to tree heights. Knowing the answer to this question could help you determine the right height for your own trees.
Here are some facts:
The Redwood tree tops out at a height of 365 meters. Thus, the redwood, with a capacity of almost two thousand tones, is the second highest tree in the entire world. The Douglas-Fir of the Pacific Northwest and mountain pine of Australia each measure more than 300 meters. Sumatra’s towering heights come in at a staggering 515 meters. Regardless of these records, though, they are far less than what the redwood tree height truly is. Just behind it is the Sequoia, which measures an amazing 615 meters.
As you can see, it is absolutely essential to know the true height of redwood trees in order to have the right tree maintenance practices in place. This information is readily available, even online. Knowing the true circumference, width and length of your tree is equally important, too. An extremely wide tree is an excellent addition to a home, as its splendor will extend beyond the living area. However, it can pose a danger to property and people, as it can easily topple over or snap a branch. On the other hand, extremely long trees pose a huge safety hazard because of their height.
Measurements of different parts of your garden will vary depending on how you are measuring things. The best way to get a good idea of how high something is to actually be able to see it. Many people don’t do this, so they mistakenly think that the fence or a number of trees are tall enough. The truth is, some things are a lot higher than others. For instance, a wall that spans several stories would be considered extremely high, while a building with just a few rooms would be fine if the roof was low enough.
Redwood trees don’t come in exact replicas of themselves. It is possible to get a few inches off from the height by carefully sawing away pieces of wood. This is usually done with a diamond cutting tool, but it can also be done with a saw of a more conventional size.
You can get a rough estimate of the true height of redwoods by calculating the width and length of its base. Metasequoia, which are a relative of redwood but smaller in size, may sometimes be mistaken for redwoods because of their similar shape. There are several metasequoias which are as much as ten feet tall. A genuine redwood could easily be as much as twenty feet in height.
Redwood trees are actually very difficult to fell. Some old trees have been falling for centuries, even hundreds of years. While some experts believe that it is not possible to fell an old tree, others think that it is a distinct possibility.
Some people think that the American Redwood is the tallest trees in the world. Some other people say the Chinese elm is the largest tree in the world. If you don’t know what you are talking about, I suggest that you get a few quotations and then decide for yourself. I was once asked by someone on a forum if the American Redwood was the tallest trees in the world. I gave her a rather interesting answer, but I didn’t really know what to say.