Ridgefield's Heritage Sequoia – Ridgefield, Washington - Atlas Obscura

Ridgefield's Heritage Sequoia

Ridgefield, Washington

The largest non-native tree in Washington 

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Added to Ridgefield Washington’s register of heritage trees in December of 2018, this Magnificent Giant Sequoia  named “Hughes” has been growing for more than a century. It is located at 605 N Main Ave, and adjacent to the tree is a sign left by the owners of the property that says it is the largest non-native tree in Washington state by volume.

Not only is it massive at its 11-foot diameter trunk, but it has huge hanging branches and a jaw droopingly gorgeous crown canopy. Its species, Sequoiadendron giganteum, is known as the Giant Sequoia. These large trees naturally grow in California’s Sierra Nevada. In their natural range, they are the largest living things in the world, and can be as wide as 25 feet in diameter at the base of their trunks.

Know Before You Go

As magnificent as this tree is, it is on a private property so please try you best not to disturb the owners while visiting.

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