Giant SequoiaSequoiadendron giganteum
Giant sequoias are well-named, being arguably the largest trees in the world. These forest giants are an awe-inspiring sight . . . but one reserve for national parks in California, right? Well, while they can be found in the protected parks of the sunshine state (where the giant sequoia serves as one of the state trees), these trees also function in a variety of landscapes. The giant sequoia can serve as not only a novelty specimen but also a practical and serviceable tree when space allows.