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  • Vanessa Kopp

    The sequoias in the Remstal come from the so-called Wilhelma-Saat. King Wilhelm I of Württemberg (1816-1864) was a fan of these giant trees from North America and wanted to see them grow in his homeland. According to legend, he ordered “a lot” of seeds from the Americans. But his suppliers probably did not know the unit of measure and sent the king "a lot", so a lot of seeds. The trees should only be strewn in the Wilhelma, the king's zoological and botanical garden. But that's how the trees were distributed in the Stuttgart area. There was enough. :)

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    • April 26, 2020

  • Erhard Frieß

    8 Ancient sequoias from the Wilhelma Saat.

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    • July 5, 2020

  • Jürgen Hild

    King Wilhelm didn't know how small the seeds are. He ordered a pound of seeds. One pound of seeds is equivalent to around 100,000 individual seeds! So it is no wonder that there are now many sequoias in BW.

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    • January 29, 2021

  • Rudelzeit

    The redwoods originate from the Wilhelmasaat of 1865 and were planted in 1868 on behalf of King William I. In 1997, according to the Forest Directorate Stuttgart, there were still 106 Wellingtonia from this sowing in their area. Impressive to see these giants in the middle of a normal forest.

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    • December 30, 2016

  • Klaus Becker 🍌🍦🍧

    Since the mid-19th century, redwoods in Central Europe have also been planted as (rare) park trees, mostly in spacious English landscaped gardens.
    The cones of the giant sequoia trees open only after a forest fire. After many of the other competing plants are burned, the seeds can germinate undisturbed in the nutrient-rich ash layer. The giant sequoia can grow very old and grow enormously in width.

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    • November 5, 2017

  • Sigrid H

    Sequoia trees of Wilhelma seed. 7 pieces in a row

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    • February 4, 2018

  • Jan

    Incidentally, there are other mammoth trees from the Wilhelmasaat. For example, in the Schönbuch.

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    • May 25, 2018

  • *M* Webb`ster

    Beautiful route along the sequoias

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    • October 26, 2018

  • Jan

    The trees could theoretically be much higher. Because of the lightning strike here and there, they are kept slightly lower.

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    • September 1, 2019

  • Steffen

    incredibly tall trees! How high were they when King Wilhelm last saw them?

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    • May 27, 2020

  • Wolfe-Osti

    The mammoths were created here from remnant seeds of Wilhelma

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    • October 28, 2020

  • Martin Schreiner

    This sequoia forest has some real giant trees in its population. All natural monuments.

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    • April 9, 2021

  • 🌞 𝐺𝑖𝑙𝑏𝑒𝑟𝑡 & 𝑆𝑖𝑚𝑜𝑛𝑒 🥾 🐷

    Sequoias are always fascinating! How nice that we have the highest in Germany around the corner ;-)

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    • March 2, 2021

  • Sandsteinklippe

    These sequoias are classified as a natural monument. Accordingly, they must not be felled.

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    • September 26, 2021

  • Tomasavka 25

    These trips are always worth seeing. One is amazed at what size they have already reached. They are still relatively young.
    Just about 170 years old.

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    • September 30, 2021

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