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California Redwood

California Trees

"It has been said that trees are imperfect men, and seem to bemoan their imprisonment rooted in the ground. But they never seem so to me. I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do. They go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day, and through space heaven knows how fast and far!" John Muir

California has the oldest tree in the world and the tallest and the biggest trees in the country. This amazing fact deserves some attention. Who are these great trees ? And what keeps them alive ? Do other trees share characteristics with these trees ? Lets find out !