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Twin Towering Redwoods

Twin Towering Redwoods
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Copyright: Michael Porterfield (mporterf) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 74 N: 84] (673)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-11
Categories: Trees
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Trip to California
Date Submitted: 2009-05-01 8:24
Viewed: 4096
Points: 2
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At Henry Cowell Redwood State Park we spent a great deal of time marveling at these trees which have been around for centuries. Ah, the stories they could tell if they could speak...


In the numerous stream canyons live large populations of Coast Redwoods, Coast Douglas firs, California Bay Laurels, tanbark oaks, hazelnut, and Bigleaf Maples. The highest points are far enough above sea level to support fairly unique chaparral communities known as "elfin forests". The majority of the rest of the park is made up of mixed evergreen populations, including 200 acres (81 ha) of old-growth forests composed of Coast Redwoods, Coast Douglas firs, Pacific Madrones, live oaks, and even the occasional Ponderosa Pine, the latter extremely rare at such low elevations. The old-growth redwoods, amounting to 40 acres (16 ha) and usually surrounded by many forms of fern and plentiful Redwood Sorrel, are located entirely in the main section of the park, as the Fall Creek area was logged extensively for fuel for sometime lime kilns. [Wikipedia]

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  • BobH Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 8 N: 192] (650)
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Interesting timing on this great shot of the twin towers. Did you see my recent post "redwood room"?


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