Giant sequoia is the largest species on the planet. The giant sequoia is an evergreen conifer, with a typical reddish brownish soft thick bark. The tree has a large, relatively thin, conical crown. The upper branches are upright, while the lower ones hang down with upright tips. Younger trees do not have these "hanging" branches and have an almost perfect conical crown. The tops of older trees become more and more rounded over time.
Giant sequoias can grow to be about 9 meters (27 feet) in diameter and more than 76 meters (200 feet) tall!