Iron Mike Tries To Grow A Couple Of Giant Sequoia’s From Saplings In Ohio
Experts say ,”No, you cannot grow a giant sequoia in Ohio”. Although you cant grow one for thousands or even hundreds of years. I still believe I can grow one from a sapling to maybe a ten footer. The most intriguing part is growing something that has the potential as a species to live long and grow tall.
Giant sequoias are native to California and require a Mediterranean climate with cool, wet winters and hot, dry summers. Ohio has a temperate climate with warm summers and cold winters and does not have the right climate to grow a giant sequoia. Giant sequoias are the largest trees in the world, reaching heights of up to 300 feet and weights of up to 2.7 million pounds.
They prefer elevations of 2000 to 7000 feet and thrive in soils that are deep, moist, and well-drained. Ohio does not have the right elevation or soil type for a giant sequoia to thrive. Giant sequoias are also very sensitive to changes in their environment, so the differences in climate between Ohio and California would be too much for the trees to adjust to. Giant sequoias are very slow growers, so even if they were able to survive the climate and soil, it would take many, many years before they would reach the size of the giant sequoias in California.
Finally, giant sequoias are very vulnerable to disease and pests, and Ohio has many native pests and diseases that the trees would not be able to resist. So, while it may be possible to grow a giant sequoia in Ohio, it would be difficult and unlikely to be successful.