Native to Oregon (among other states), this tree is an icon of our forests and throughout town. If space allows, the planting of this tree is encouraged. The City of Grants Pass Development Code lists this species as the number one tree to retain. Tree selection should emphasize stock from our region as they are more adapted to our climate. OSU: "Prefers well-drained, moist, deep site... tolerates alkaline soil... The Sequoia pitch moth attacks ponderosa pine. Larvae of this insect bore into the tree's cambium layer, especially around injuries and pruning cuts, and this stimulates pitch and resin flow. Only prune in the months of October through January." Features: native, evergreen, wildlife. Full sun.