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. :)
April 26, 2020
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.
December 30, 2016
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.
November 5, 2017
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