A Masterpiece of Nature: The California Redwood

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The California Redwood,

1200-1800 years old,

growing taller than 300 feet,

is a true masterpiece of nature.

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The tallest tree in the world, at 379 feet, is a California Redwood (Sequoia Sempervirens).

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Photo taken July 30th, 2013

San Mateo Memorial Park

Where the tallest tree is 225 feet, and 1600 years old.

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WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge:  Masterpiece

18 Comments

  1. We have a redwood in our front yard–a much newer model. LOL! They are wonderful, magnificent trees!

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    1. The young ones are just as beautiful… only not so tall yet. 🙂

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  2. leeannesteer says:

    beautiful shot!

    Sorry we weren’t able to hang too much, but it was good to see you. I hope you and Zelda & the boys had a good time. 🙂  We had a blast and will definitely be going to this campground again – maybe even this season. 🙂

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    1. No worries! We had a wonderful, relaxing two days in the redwoods, and the boys played nonstop. It was so peaceful there! Glad you enjoyed the campground. 🙂

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  3. Amy says:

    Yes, California Redwood!!! Great choice.

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    1. They’re amazing trees.

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      1. I hope to see them some day!

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        1. I’m sure you will. 🙂

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  4. What a beautiful photo — and a perfect choice for the challenge, “masterpiece.”

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  5. Alex Jones says:

    The age and size impresses me.

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