Hubby and I are Master Gardeners. I don't think it has anything to do with that fact but whenever we are on a trip Hubby brings back things to grow. When we were in New Orleans he brought back a Live Oak. It lived in its pot for about 4 years. It died the same year as the tangerine tree from Florida. Two years ago, when we were out in Oregon, He bought a seed for a Giant Sequoia. He has nurtured it and it is doing fine. He plans to plant it at Mary's in-laws when it gets bigger. For now he has it in a pot which he takes outside in the summer, caged to protect it from chipmunks. This is a picture of the Giant Sequoia in Bill's in-laws back yard. They are supposed to grow a foot a year. That is me standing underneath it.