Living Giant Sequoia Christmas Tree
In 1956, Congress proclaimed an ancient, 275 foot-tall Giant Sequoia standing in King’s Canyon National Park to be a National Shrine — the official, living Christmas Tree of the USA. Fact is, Sequoias much smaller than the “General Grant” make ideal Christmas Trees too! And with their perfectly conical shape and graceful, airy foliage, Giant Sequoias are prized also for ornamental planting. A very hardy tree that can grow in many climates, Giant Sequoias become ever more impressive with age.
Fall and winter are seasons of “dormancy” for most trees in most places, and, as a result, even so-called evergreen trees display a distinct change of color during these seasons. Our trees are no exception. If the trees appear bronze, reddish, or brown-tipped, don't worry! Be assured, they are absolutely healthy. Bronzing reflects a normal, natural, seasonal color fluctuation —enjoy the colorful trees of winter!