An Ancient Species. Dawn Redwood Among the Elms.
The tree on the left is the Dawn Redwood, an ancient species of deciduous redwood once thought to be extinct. It was rediscovered in China in modern times and then grown in several locations around the U.S. In the fall of 1952, in Portland Oregon, the Hoyt Arboretum's Dawn Redwood became the first in the Western hemisphere to produce cones in about 6 million years. This one is growing along Ladd Avenue in Southeast Portland. This is November, and it has turned red and is losing it's foliage, unlike evergreen redwoods.