Q. Where can I see a giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) on the East Coast?
Sequoiadendron giganteum is a huge and impressive species. On the West Coast, plants of the species can be large enough to drive or walk through. On the East Coast these trees are still impressive, although they do not get quite so large.
At NYBG, the two plants we have of the Sequoiadendron giganteum species are not very old. There is one in our Children’s Adventure Garden planted in 1965 and one in our Beneson Conifer collection planted in 2002. A map with both of these trees can be found here:
For those on the look out for more specimen trees to view locally, this 2000 article from the New York Times details the locations of some giant Sequoias on the east coast.