I felt humbled and rejuvenated by the majestic and ancient Sequoia sempervirens (one of the gigantic trees is 1400 years old!), commonly known as the coast redwood
. here is an 800-acre tribute to the powers of the natural world, located just miles from Guerneville's Main Street, (sonomacounty.com/articles/armstrong-redwoods)
Many of the trees are thought to date back to the period 1860 - 1896 and include little seen conifer species such as Coast Redwood
, known as the tallest trees in the world, and Western Hemlock, as well as traditional and ancient oak and ash trees.
Giant sequoia are the largest living trees on Earth and exist in only 73 groves scattered along the western slope of California's Sierra Nevadas--the last remnants of a vast Sequoiadendron giganteum forest that, along with coast redwood
ancestors, covered much of the northern hemisphere.
2 Follow the path round to the right, looking out for coast redwood
trees on your way, then take the right-hand fork down a slope before turning left on to the path at the bottom.
The McApin Tree is 1,640 years old, the oldest known coast redwood
south of Mendocino County.
Caption: The National Co-Champion coast redwood
is found in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park and measures 307 feet tall, 895 inches in circumference and has an 85-foot crown spread, earning it 1,223 total points.
The North Coast Redwood
Wars were not nearly over in 1996, despite the resolution of the federal court cases.
The Cafferatas planted about 5,000 seedlings, most of them Douglas fir, but also grand fir, Port Orford cedar, incense cedar, western red cedar, western hemlock and coast redwood
| The Bodnant Coast Redwood
, Conwy, was planted in 1887 at the National Trust's Bodnant Garden by the garden's founder Henry Pochin, who developed the "pinetum" by introducing North American and Asian trees newly discovered by plant hunters of the day.
The coast redwood
(Sequoia sempervirens) and the giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) share more than their immensity and co-occupation of California.
Humboldt Redwoods State Park protects remnant stands of old-growth Coast Redwood
(Sequoia semperuirens) and is a migratory stopover site for several species of bats.