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Dawn redwood

Local villagers refer to the original tree from which most others derive as Shui-sa, or water fir, which is part of a local shrine. Since that tree's rediscovery in 1943, the Dawn Redwood has become a popular ornamental tree in parks and gardens worldwide.

Dawn redwoods once blanketed the entire Northern Hemisphere and were thought to have been extinct for millions of years until their rediscovery in 1941 by a Chinese forester in a remote corner of the Sichuan (at the time, Szechuan) Province in south-central China. More

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The Dawn Redwood makes a great specimen, or in clumps, and also as a border or fence line tree. More

"The Dawn Redwood"; American Horticulturist; October. More