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see SEQUOIA.
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Across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, towering old-growth coast redwoods provide the ultimate backdrop to practice the Japanese art of shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing.
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.
Redwoods of all varieties (giant sequoias, coast redwoods, and dawn redwoods) have bark with a reddish-brown hue because of high tannin levels.
His current projects involve cloning the growing California's Coast Redwoods and his focus on spectacular--and threatened--trees provides a unique story of their importance and efforts to save them.
Both of the green giants are coast redwoods, or Sequoia sempervirens.
They recently scuttled up the world s five tallest trees--all coast redwoods. Why?
* The Redwood Forest: History, Ecology, and Conservation of the Coast Redwoods, edited by Reed F.
THE REDWOOD FORREST: HISTORY, ECOLOGY, AND CONSERVATION OF THE COAST REDWOODS
Wells--came together at crucial moments, and pushed forward the effort to save the California Coast redwoods from extinction through destruction by timber cutters.
We stepped up our campaigns to protect the giants, most successfully in our years' long push to expand existing state parks (like Del Norte Coast Redwoods) and create a federally protected preserve for the Sequoia sempervirens of California's far north coast--an effort rewarded with the opening of Redwood National Park in 1968.
This project is still developing on some fronts, but there will be 6 large Coast Redwoods, a type of Sequoia and "the world's tallest tree," being delivered from out of state and weighing in the 5-6,000 pound range per tree.
Coast redwoods are among the oldest and tallest living things on the planet.