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  9. Coast Redwood
Giant growth, especially lofty height, and its habit of forming pure forests of red pillars on the fog-shrouded coast of northern California, are what makes it so special.
Sierra or Giant redwood, a mountainous peak 106 feet tall.
Dawn redwood is the deciduous Chinese cousin of these Californians.
www.washington.edu /home/treetour/credwood.html   (118 words)

  Redwood National Park
The redwood park complex is made up of 4 separate units--Redwood National Park proper and three state parks--Jedediah Smith, Del Norte Coast Redwoods, and Prairie Creek Redwoods--which are administered by the state of California.
Substantial cutting of the redwood forest in lands immediately adjacent to parklands caused both visual and ecological damage to the forests inside the park, a situation known as the so-called "edge effects." Efforts began almost immediately after establishment of the park to enlarge it and include sensitive lands with critical stands of redwood forest.
Truly the last stand of the giant redwood, after 1978 fully one half of all remaining old growth redwoods on earth are contained within the boundaries of Redwood National Park and the three associated state parks.
www.shannontech.com /ParkVision/Redwood/Redwood.html   (1656 words)

  Ecology of the Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)- Birds - Mammals - Plants
In this way, redwoods and other giant trees "strip water" from the fog and drip it onto the ground, where it is used not only by the redwoods but by other plants as well.
The Coast Redwood is the tallest tree in the world, growing to heights of over 110 meters and to a very great age (Koch et al.
One Coast Redwood is confirmed to be at least 2,200 years old, but it is suspected that many other individual redwoods are much older (Sawyer et al.
www.ecology.info /redwood.htm   (981 words)

  The redwood forest of California and some of its plants and animals
The Redwood Forest is found along the ocean side of the coast ranges of California.
The importance of mulch in the Redwood forest
The coast redwood can be grown in full sun in hot, dry environments if it is given sufficient water; however, it will look a little sick and have quite a few burnt tips, unless the humidity is kept high, throughout the growing zone.
www.laspilitas.com /comhabit/California_Redwood_Forest.html   (695 words)

  Coast Redwood
The Coast Redwood or California Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) is an evergreen, long-lived, monoecious tree in the family Cupressaceae.
The tallest is the "Stratosphere Giant" in the Humboldt Redwoods State Park, at 112.56 metres (369 feet 4 inches), last measured in 2002 (was 112.34 m in Aug 2000).
Coast Redwoods occupy a narrow strip of land approximately 750 km (470 miles) in length and 8-75 km (5-47 miles) in width along the Pacific coast.
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/c/co/coast_redwood.html   (836 words)

 The Coastal Redwood Forest
The coastal redwood forest is indigenous to a very narrow strip of land along the Pacific coast of North America, from southern Oregon in the north to Big Sur in California’s Monterey County to the south.
Redwood forests also feature a vast, “hidden biodiversity” in the forest soil where fungi, microscopic invertebrates, and bacteria play crucial roles in nutrient cycling and ultimately in forest health.
Many of the redwoods and other trees in today’s redwood forest were established as seedlings and were sprouted from stumps after the massive logging that occurred in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
www.sempervirens.org /theredwoodforest.htm   (598 words)

 Information about coast redwoods - Humboldt Redwoods State Park
Humboldt Redwoods State Park is located in the heart of the coast redwood forest area in the Eel River Basin of northern California.
Coast redwood follows the fog and grows best at less than 2,000 feet elevation in areas of heavy winter rains and moderate year round temperatures.
The rough textured reddish bark of the redwood trees themselves, the delicate greenery of redwood foliage, the lush carpet of sorrel, mosses and ferns on the forest floor, sunlight filtering down over these colors and textures in ever-changing patterns all contribute to the entirety.
www.humboldtredwoods.org /redwoods.htm   (1849 words)

 Sequoía sempervírens (D   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens), also called coast redwood and California redwood, is native to the central and northern California coast, a region of moderate to heavy winter rain and summer fog so vital to this tree.
Although most redwood stands are close to the ocean, redwood does not tolerate ocean winds, and considerable evidence suggests that it is sensitive to ocean salts carried inland during storms.
The absence of redwood near the ocean also may be caused by the absence of forest soils of sufficient depth and fertility to support redwood.
www.na.fs.fed.us /spfo/pubs/silvics_manual/Volume_1/sequoia/sempervirens.htm   (6304 words)

 Redwood Forest Institute
Redwoods will sprout from their stumps or roots, usually in response to some sort of trauma: fire, mechanical injury, or even change in light intensity.
Coast Redwoods survive in the dry summers by capturing fog and mists that drift in from the oceans.
One toppled coast redwood was found to have developed seven successive root systems, each grown in response to the periodic floods and heavy sedimentation that caused an 11-foot rise in the ground level during the tree’s 1200-year lifetime.
www.savetrees.org /redwood2520primer.htm   (752 words)

 HCCVB - The Coast Redwood   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Coast redwoods follow the fog and grow best at less than 2,000 feet elevation in areas of heavy winter rains and moderate year round temperatures.
In fact, since coast redwoods often reproduce by root collar burl sprouting, the genetic material that comprises some trees may be thousands of years old.
The rough textured reddish bark of the redwood trees themselves, the delicate greenery of redwood foliage, the lush carpet of sorrel, mosses and ferns on the forest floor, sunlight filtering down over these colors and textures in ever-changing patterns all contribute to the entirety.
www.redwoodvisitor.org /showrecord.asp?id=506   (1040 words)

 Ralph E   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mention the name redwood and the trees which come to mind are the magnificent coast redwoods of the northern California coast.
Coast redwoods are native to a narrow coastal strip (never more than 40 miles in width) in California, extending from the general vicinity of Palo Alto in the south to almost the Oregon border in the north.
The relatively dry summer climate in along the northern California coast is ameliorated by daily fog formation and the "redwood belt" is very precisely defined by the coastal fog distribution pattern.
taggart.glg.msu.edu /bot335/redwood2.htm   (363 words)

 Coast Redwood
Redwoods are evergreen, and do not lose their leaves like other members of the Taxodiaceae family (Snyder 1992).
Redwoods do reproduce by seeds, though the seeds and cones are smaller than one would anticipate from such a large tree.
Though the coast redwood and the giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) are closest geographically, it is believed that the coast and dawn redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides), found in China, are closer genetically (Snyder 1992).
bss.sfsu.edu /geog/bholzman/courses/fall99projects/redwood.htm   (2207 words)

 Working in The Woods: Why Does Redwood Grow Here?
The current natural range of the coast redwood is confined to a coastal strip about 450 miles long from the southwest corner of Oregon to southern Monterey county.
Redwoods can even generate their own fog, from the up to 500 gallons of water a large tree may transpire into the air per day.
Climate in the coast redwood's natural range is moderate with precipitation ranging 25-122 inches annually, mostly as winter rain, but with a large degree of fog drip.
www.cnr.berkeley.edu /departments/espm/extension/REDWOOD.HTM   (1580 words)

 Coast Redwood
Coast Redwood High School is a 9th – 12th grade independent study and home school charter program that offers an alternate method of the delivery of education that allows students to meet high school graduation requirements.
Coast Redwood is not designed specifically for “at risk students,” but for students who are independently driven to excel in their education with a future of college or vocation ahead of them.
Coast Redwood students are required to follow the California State standards as well as participate in all local and state mandatory assessment testing.
www.slvhs.slv.k12.ca.us /coast_redwood.htm   (340 words)

 Redwood Myths
The fog in the redwood belt supplies moisture from condensation and serves to minimize leaf transpiration during the dry summer months where total summer rainfall is equal to about one months rainfall in the southeast.
Worldwide, coast redwood plantations are currently established in many areas which do not have much fog and redwoods are growing as ornamental trees in areas where summer temperatures frequently exceed 100 degrees F and humidity is low.
Unlike coast redwood, the lower branches of giant Sequoia must be removed early to prevent knots in the lumber.
fly.hiwaay.net /~redwood/rwmyths.html   (1227 words)

 Floridata: Sequoia sempervirens
Redwood is one of very few conifers that will sprout from its roots and from cut stumps.
Redwood grows very quickly, 3-5 ft (0.9-1.5 m) per year in cool, humid climates and is tolerant of air pollution and strong winds.
Redwood is named for its soft, straight-grained reddish heartwood that resists termites and decay.
www.floridata.com /ref/s/sequ_sem.cfm   (694 words)

 Sequoia sempervirens description
However, it is quite likely that the tallest coast redwoods were early victims of the axe, so it is difficult to say if the redwoods was the tallest of conifers during early historical time.
Redwood is one of the few vegetatively reproducing conifers, readily regenerating from stump sprouts in the wake of a major disturbance (typically fire).
One peculiar consequence of this is the occurrence of 'white redwoods' (see photo), which are trees that originate as root sprouts and are competely nonphotosynthetic, deriving all of their carbohydrate from the roots of their photosynthetic associates (which are not necessarily related, as root grafting is common between redwoods).
www.biologie.uni-hamburg.de /b-online/earle/cu/se/index.htm   (1023 words)

 California's Coast Redwoods   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Coast redwood forests were once wide-spread but are now relicts, restricted to a narrow belt from southern Oregon to Monterey County.
Coast redwoods have thick, reddish bark and two types of needle-like leaves.
The shady redwood forest is brightened by clover-leaved, white- and pink-flowered redwood sorrel,
ceres.ca.gov /ceres/calweb/coastal/trees/redwoods.html   (274 words)

 Redwood National Park Information Page
The coast redwood environment recycles naturally: because the 100-plus inches of annual rainfall leaves the soil with few nutrients, the trees rely on each other, living and dead for their vital nutrients.
There are three members of the redwood family: coast redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) of the California coastal fog belt, giant sequoias (Sequoiadendron giganteum) of the Sierra Nevada, and dawn redwoods (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) of central China.
The coast redwood (Sequoia semperviren) and Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) are the two dominant trees of the old-growth redwood forest.
www.redwood.national-park.com /info.htm   (8713 words)

 Coast Redwood
One of the tallest and oldest trees known are the Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens), of the Taxodiaceae Family (Taxodiums).
Along the coast, the temperatures remain pretty constant, in the 45 to 65 degree range, with plentiful rain.
Redwood flowers are nothing to speak of, very inconspicuous, but the fruit is an oval woody cone about an inch in size.
www.cdr3.com /redwoods/re00003.htm   (878 words)

 Redwood Coast Travel: Tourism Directory & Vacation Guide for Redwood Coast, California
One of the United States of America's most scenic rural regions, California's Redwood Coast is a natural paradise.
The untouched groves of magnificent redwoods that characterize this area are an awe inspiring sight.
Among the region's four state parks, including Redwood National State Park, visitors can enjoy over 200 mi (320 km) of trails threaded through a variety of environments, including beaches, cliffs, rivers and coastal lagoons.
www.redwoodcoast.worldweb.com   (213 words)

 What limits redwood height?
In the upper reaches of their crowns, coast redwoods struggle to lift water and nutrients into their leaves.
Less water escapes leaves that are surrounded by fog, allowing stomata to remain open and the photosynthetic factory to carry on.
Smaller trees in the southern end of the redwood range are an example of how drier climates affect redwood growth.
www.savetheredwoods.org /research/grant_detail.php?id=35   (581 words)

 Redwood Trees in Big Sur California
Redwood does not grow naturally beyond the belt affected by this combination.Redwood is a rapidly growing tree, and some individual trees have been measured at more than 360 feet in height, making it the tallest measured tree species on the earth.
The soft, reddish-brown bark, six to twelve inches thick, is one of the Coast Redwood's most distinguishing characteristic and, together with the wood, names the species.
Human demand for lumber is responsible for most of the destruction of first growth Coast Redwood forests.Adjacent to the softball field at Pfeiffer-Big Sur State Park is one of Big Sur's largest redwood trees.
www.bigsurcalifornia.org /redwoods.html   (418 words)

 North Coast and Redwood Empire Parks - Bay Area Back Pages
The North Coast and Redwood Empire are rich in parklands.
This is rugged coastline typical of the North Coast, with steep headlands, tidepools, sea arches, rocky beaches, and pocket coves.
The fort itself is the central focus of the park, with its domed redwood buildings, historical displays, and a visitors center, but it's only a small part of the park's 3517 acres.
pages.prodigy.net /rhorii/norcopark.htm   (2589 words)

 Coast Redwood Forest Ecology and Management - Time, Space, And Redwood Trees
The habitat we associate with riparian redwood groves--deep, organic-rich soils, massive logs criss-crossing the forest floor, torrential fog drip, cool shade in the summer--was not the habitat that gave rise to the groves.
Redwoods are where redwoods are because of the pattern of past disturbances on the ecoscape--there has never been a "steady-state" distribution of redwoods because there has never been a steady-state distribution of processes controlling redwood distribution.
Redwoods can germinate and seedlings can become established under specific conditions that may have been present in some places for short intervals, but a redwood tree has several millennia of staying power once a seedling becomes established.
www.fs.fed.us /psw/publications/reid/ReidTime.html   (3005 words)

 ForestLearn: Coast Redwood Forests
Ecology: Coast redwood is the rarest forest type in Oregon.
In general, Oregon’s redwoods are found on mountain slopes, rather than in river bottoms like their California counterparts, and don’t grow as large as their southern neighbors.
Because redwoods naturally regenerate from root suckers and stumps, small groups of trees ranging from young to very old may actually be sprouts from the same individual.
www.forestlearn.org /watershed/forest_types/sese.htm   (248 words)

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