Usually don't see this in New York

April 29, 2009 6:00:03 AM PDT
Manhattan is known for its tall buildings -- not its tall trees.

But that might change some day.

A giant sequoia was planted in an Upper West Side park yesterday.

It was trucked all the way from Oregon by the New York City Parks Department.

The tree is only 20 feet tall now.

But sequoias are among the world's largest and oldest trees.

Some are as tall as a 30-story building and are more than 3,000 years old.

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