The Colossal Trees in Our Forest

In California sequoias might be quite common but there are not in Germany, and certainly like these which are 170 years old. They seem colossal in comparison to the other trees.

The Ragtag Daily Prompt: Colossal

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4 thoughts on “The Colossal Trees in Our Forest

    1. The count who lived in the Weinheim castle in the mid 19th century liked trees and so he brought in saplings from all over the world and planted them in the forest behind the park of his castle. What made his arboretum unique is that he didn’t just have one or two trees of a particular kind but he planted large sections, e.g. more than 1400 sequoias. It did help that Weinheim has one of the mildest climates in Germany and the trees are now about 150 years old. The English wiki is not quite a generous with information as the German one but if you want more information here is good place to start: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exotenwald_Weinheim
      And on a personal note: it was a great playground for little Eklastic many years ago. It’s not enclosed and is just the normal forest next to the town. Officially known as the “Exotenwald” the locals simply call it “chestnut forest” (Kastanienwald).

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