A Remarkable coast redwood

Tree Information
Common Name: coast redwood
Scientific name: Sequoia sempervirens
Category: Champion (big) tree
Notes: This tree was measured in 2005 by Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson. The Circumference: 184; Height: 89; crown: 43; points: 284 The history of the tree: Hurricane Hazel was the worst hurricane of the 1954 Atlantic hurricane season and estimated to be one of the worst hurricanes of the 20th century. Hazel killed as many as 1,000 people in Haiti before striking the United States just south of Wilmington, North Carolina as a Category 4 hurricane; it is the strongest hurricane ever recorded to strike so far north on the U.S. East Coast. During that Hurricane my grandmother and grandfather were in California for a Funeral convention. When they heard the news of the hurricane they thought all was lost. This made my grandmother stop and dig up this tree and nurse it cross country to VA. There are two main reasons why I think it is so remarkable. First it is only 51 years old; two it is very rarely noticed. It is truly a California gentle giant growing here in VA.
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Nominator: Blake Baker
Location of Tree
County/City: Suffolk
Name of tree owner: Robert Baker
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