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Oh the Trees!!!

Oh the Trees!!!

  • Author: Alison
  • Date Posted: Oct 15, 2019
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  • Address: Redwoods National Park, CA

Redwood National and State Parks contain the majority of the giant redwood trees that survived the logging boom 100 years ago. Thanks to the passion of people who thought that the tallest trees on earth deserved preserving, we still have 38,000 acres of the original 2,000,000 redwood forest. It is truly magical to walk among the trees, many that have stood well over 1,00o years. I was giddy with tree hugging, and I took too many photos. Enjoy!


Kinda puts things in perspective!


Almost impossible to get the whole tree in a photo.

Scott for scale!!!
 
The redwood roots are remarkably shallow, only 6-10 feet. A great deal of their strength comes from interlocking their roots and holding hands underground. LOVE!


Memorial in the Lady Bird Johnson grove.

Hollowed out tree. The vasculature of the redwoods is all in the outer layers, so they can survive even if lighting and fire burn away all of their heart wood. Many of the trees have large hollows to explore. This one was carved out all the way to the canopy.



Group hug!
 
Tall trees!

I want to be a fairy in this forest!

Big Tree! A mere 1,500 years old. Apparently that earns you a fence!


Prairie Creek Grove


Howland Hill Road. The truck barely fit between a few of these trees! It was quite a ride!

“Catch! calls the Once-ler.
He lets something fall.
It’s a Truffula Seed.
It’s the last one of all!
You’re in charge of the last of the Truffula Seeds.
And Truffula Trees are what everyone needs.
Plant a new Truffula. Treat it with care.
Give it clean water. And feed it fresh air.
Grow a forest. Protect it from axes that hack.
Then the Lorax
and all of his friends
may come back.”
― Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

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    3 Comments

  1. Love this!!

  2. Absolutely wonderful to view and enjoy. Takes one’s breath away in the face of such grandeur! Thanks for sharing. Love the root connection! Amazing!

  3. I did not know that their roots were so shallow and the hug under ground. This makes the forest so much more special. 😀 I want to go back.

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