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Redwood State and National Park

Trees in Redwood National Park
Redwood National Park

As part of our 2019 trip west we visited Redwood State and National Parks in northern California. This is a unique partnership between the State of California and ths United States National Park service to save and perserve some of the last old growth redwoods in the US. Most of the trees are in small plots that for one reason or another were not cut when most of the virgin forest was logged.

It is a great experience to walk in the forest with these giant trees. It is hard to appreciate just how tall these trees are. Probably because the redwoods are the tallest trees on earth.

Redwood National Park
Redwood National and State Park

There are remains for fallen trees where new sprouts are coming up among the tall trees.

Downed tree
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park
Redwood National Park

The miccro-environment that allows the redwood trees to flourish, also provides a great place for ferns. Lots of moisture and shade is great for ferns

Ferns and trees in Redwood National Park Ferns in Redwood National Park

Because the Redwood National and State Park are on the California coast, there are great views of the ocean in the park. Rugged cliffs typical of the north west coast.

Californis Coast
Costal view

Ferns Redwood National Park
Redwood National Park

 Redwood National Park
Redwood National Park