Originally from China, this redwood was thought to be extinct, but was rediscovered in 1947. This species is the smallest of the redwoods, and is now grown all over the world.
Cultivated Specimen. Planted recently from the looks of it.
Next to Baker Hall; RM. 1849; Santa Rosa Junior College
Metasequoia glyptostroboides, the dawn redwood, is a fast-growing, critically endangered coniferous tree, the sole living species of the genus Metasequoia, one of three species in the subfamily Sequoioideae. It is native to the Sichuan-Hubei region of China. Although shortest of the redwoods, it grows to at least 200 ft (61 m) in height.