|But did you know that the tree was first described by a German-speaking botanist born in the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1804?
Stephan Endlicher reportedly named the genus Sequoia but never explained why. The speculation offered by later writers was that Endlicher was inspired by the achievements of the American Cherokee Indian linguist Sequoyah.
The trees that grow on northern California’s foggy coast are commonly known as redwoods, while those in the Sierra Nevada mountains are called Sequoias. Those coming to Sacramento will be strategically located to visit state or national parks that preserve these majestic trees.
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