Panorama: redwoods forest

Title Info
Common name Redwood
Scientific name Sequoia sempervirens
Taxonomic group Taxodiaceae
Source Dan L. Perlman
Ecosystems Forests
Forests Temperate coniferous forest
Conservation Nature preserves
Lessons Nature preserves; Panoramas
Date September 19, 2008
Location Big Basin Redwoods State Park,Boulder Creek,California,USA,North America
Panorama of Old-growth redwood forest
Related materials: Panoramas
You may want to discuss with your students the many different values found in this old-growth forest. There may be a number of species in this ecosystem that require the centuries needed to grow such a forest -- and even if those species are few in number, consider how many human generations would have to pass for old-growth to reappear if we lost it all.

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Redwoods forest, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, California. These forests are home to redwoods, some of the world's largest trees. These trees are regularly 3-4 yd (almost 3-4 m) in diameter, 75 yd (70 m) tall, and over 1,000 years old. The very largest and oldest can reach over 5 yd (5 m) in diameter and be more than 2,000 years old.