Foster County Independent - The Official Newspaper for Foster County

By Joe Zeleznik
NDSU Extension Forester 

Dakota Gardener: The redwoods of North Dakota


August 8, 2022

Let’s face it. North Dakota does not have redwoods.

There was, however, a type of Sequoia that grew here 65 million years ago. But that doesn’t count today.

There are some pretty big trees here, though. The largest tree is a cottonwood that is 105 feet tall, with a whopping 30-foot circumference and a crown spread of 92 feet, located in Steele County.

The tallest tree is a different cottonw...

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