Old Growth Redwood Photos

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Re: Old Growth Redwood Photos

Post by MaxF » Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:02 pm

mdvaden wrote:
Just found another SESE just shy of 25 ft. dbh. The past few days.

Now you are one step farther from running out of the known. Courtesy of your local unknown seeker ;-)

You ever encounter any of the 300 footer Douglas Firs or Spruces in the redwood parks? There's not tons of them, but there's several here and there.
Cool to hear of another big discovery. Hopefully we can connect some time this summer to find some interesting stuff together.

I've encountered some tall Doug Fir and Sitka in the parks, but haven't made an effort to measure height yet. There are some spots in PCRSP that are pretty nice for Sitka (around Godwood Creek and toward the northern end of the park around Prairie Creek).

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Re: Old Growth Redwood Photos

Post by mdvaden » Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:02 pm

Matt Markworth wrote:
yinghai wrote:Here is a nice urban albino redwood to which we paid a visit on our way back. It's doing well!
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Here is the story about it:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news ... e-tallest/
http://www.npr.org/2014/07/28/336123314 ... came-close
Thanks for posting this update. Nice to know the tree is doing well.

Here's a poem I wrote before I knew the eventual new location for the tree. I wrote it to the tune of "The Wabash Cannonball."

The Great Cotati Tree

Well, the State of California’s known for Redwoods big and tall
But there’s a special Redwood that is rarer than them all
Down in Sonoma County, not too far from the sea
Lives the rare albino Redwood, the Great Cotati Tree

Such a beautiful mosaic with two sets of DNA
With both green and white needles, does proudly it display
It towers above fifty feet, the largest of its kind
A scientific treasure trove, we know not what we’ll find

The railroad has expansion plans, more tracks need to be laid
The redwood tree is too close to the railroad right of way
Well, they planned a thousand cuttings to try to propagate
But a cone-bearing chimera is hard to duplicate

Historians and arborists, it’s loved by one and all
The people of Cotati can’t stand back and watch it fall
The adopted resolution said we’ll surely find a place
To relocate the Cotati Tree to public open space

Now the railroad’s plan has been postponed to gather more advice
The options are now being reviewed to avoid its sacrifice
In the meantime there’s a petition for folks like you and me
Join the groundswell of support for the Great Cotati Tree

Matt

Matt ...

How about one more poem, about something just as rare --- that would be the single redwood tree. Albino redwoods are rare because they are not the other tree and are different. But what's evident in the forest, is that any redwood, including old ones, are equally rare. just as they are not the albino, neither is the albino one of them. What kind of poem can describe how rare a single redwood is? Others may have written such poems. But in your own words. how would you describe it?

Inspiration for that question was this redwood just posted in another thread. I'm not good at poetry but should give it a try sometime.
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Re: Old Growth Redwood Photos

Post by Matt Markworth » Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:03 pm

Mario,

Thank you for the inspiration. If I could only write poetry as good as your photography then I would really be onto something!

Here goes...


The Last Great Redwood

The last great redwood is out there.
It's swirling in a cloud and decaying on the forest floor.
It's eroding down a mountainside this very moment.

The last great redwood is out there.
It's rising from a California fire and burning beneath the sun's surface just waiting for the journey.
It's being breathed out by a mountain gorilla this very moment.

The last great redwood is out there.
It's a marbled murrelet in Oregon and an Alexander Archipelago wolf in Alaska.
It's a jaguar roaming up from the South this very moment.

The last great redwood is out there.
It will be debated how big the protective fence should be.
Some humans will stand and gaze, while others glance up and walk back to the parking lot.
Its wild ancestors are attempting to survive numerous threats this very moment.

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Re: Old Growth Redwood Photos

Post by mdvaden » Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:58 am

Good one.

Now you've got me thinking. Maybe I should start easy with Haiku
Thousand years ago,

And one thousand years to go,

Many days I've seen !
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Re: Old Growth Redwood Photos

Post by JQM-Helios » Tue May 23, 2017 3:11 pm

MaxF wrote:Yinghai and I were back in the parks this past weekend. We successfully located Helios, Paradox, and Lauralyn, among other amazing stuff. Outside of the Megalodon tooth burn mark, photos of Helios won't be posted here.

I expect to be moving to Humboldt County some time this summer and am looking forward to exploring much more frequently. Can't wait!
congratulations, Max. Well done for the find. I believe that that is the toughest tree to find in the entire park. Thanks for not posting any more photographs of Helios. Good luck

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Re: Old Growth Redwood Photos

Post by sradivoy » Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:29 am

JQM-Helios wrote:
MaxF wrote:Yinghai and I were back in the parks this past weekend. We successfully located Helios, Paradox, and Lauralyn, among other amazing stuff. Outside of the Megalodon tooth burn mark, photos of Helios won't be posted here.

I expect to be moving to Humboldt County some time this summer and am looking forward to exploring much more frequently. Can't wait!
congratulations, Max. Well done for the find. I believe that that is the toughest tree to find in the entire park. Thanks for not posting any more photographs of Helios. Good luck
The K2 of trees! Let's hope it stays that way. The only way to see the tree is to visit the tree. Keep it special! Don't cheapen it with photos.

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