Stately coastal redwoods
, among the tallest trees in the world, thrive in our region thanks to chilly air coming in off the Pacific Ocean and heavy rainfalls during the winter season.
The Lane and Douglas tree farmers planting coastal redwood
are betting that time will only widen that price gap.
The use of fog precipitation by plants in coastal redwood
Populating a narrow strip of Pacific coastline between northern California and southwestern Oregon, coastal redwood
trees grow from seeds smaller than that of a tomato to heights nearing 370 feet.
According to the Save the Redwoods League - created in 1918 to preserve the ancient forests of coastal redwoods
, which led to the creation of the Redwood National and State Parks in the 1920s - it's believed the last ice age that ended about 10,000 years ago limited the trees to their present range along the Pacific Coast from central California to Southern Oregon.
By the early 1960s the coastal redwood
forests of Northern California had been ransacked.
But this is one of the best places around to take in the quiet of a coastal redwood
Dusk was setting in as Rudy Luna, my incredible travel partner, and I followed what could have been a deer trail through the looming coastal redwood
forests of Northern California.
MALIBU - A coastal redwood
tree was planted at City Hall on Saturday in memory of longtime resident Burgess Meredith.
Some changes may be subtle and hard to notice, such as the gradual decline of coastal redwood
forests over the coming centuries.
LOOK FOR: Deodar cedar, incense cedar, Afghan pine, Monterey pine, Scotch pine, and coastal redwood
, plus precut noble fir and silver tip fir.
The headwaters of the Mattole begin among stands of ancient coastal redwood
and flow through Douglas-fir/hardwood forests before emptying into the Pacific Ocean near Petrolia, California.
The women spent three days in the lush coastal redwood
forests learning survival skills, wilderness first aid, map and compass techniques as well as outdoor cooking.
The band, from the coastal redwood
area of California, will present a musical program about the environment with puppets and audience participation.
Step into this garden with its stately conifers and mounding shrubs and suddenly you're in the cool, soothing mountain woods on a Sunday outing (for inspiration, the designers turned to coastal redwood
forests and riparian habitats of Southern California's canyons).