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Conifers

The Giant Sequoia or Wellingtonia Sequoiadendron giganteumConifers are cone-bearing plants. The great majority are trees.

Typical examples of conifers include cedars, pines, douglas-firs, spruces and yews.

Although the total number of species is small, conifers are of immense ecological and commercial importance. The wood of conifers is known as softwood.

 

 

 

Image: The Giant Sequoia or Wellingtonia Sequoiadendron giganteum (click image to enlarge)