For the 2020 holidays, posting about these intriguing trees located in the top lawn of Isham Park, in part because park visitors often ask about them.
They are supposed to grow in low-lying areas near water, so their location on this highpoint is thought to be unusual, even though a couple of very large examples also stand in front of the Glyndor Gallery at Wave Hill, in another dry, elevated location.
They are deciduous, i.e., they loose their leaves in the fall when they also produce tiny cones. Dawn Redwoods were thought to be extinct until the middle of the 20th century when a group of them was rediscovered and an effort was made to distribute them widely.
Best wishes for 2021!