There were six or seven kinds of dawn redwoods during the Cretaceous Period and the Neozoic Era. It was believed that they were extinct until Chinese botanical experts found specimens of the rare world-renowned tree in Central China’s Hubei province in 1941.
In today’s China dawn redwoods grow in areas to the south of Beijing. Thanks to its soft texture, the dawn redwood can be used for construction, panel veneer, paper making, and so on. The best time to appreciate its beauty is from the end of November to the beginning of December.
The dawn redwood is a fast-growing tree that loves sunshine. It is very adaptable to various environments and can grow in both soil and shallow water. It can also grow in temperatures between minus 34 C and 47 C. It usually grows on hillsides and in rivers and valleys with a mild climate and sufficient water.
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