Redwoods are shallow-rooted, supported by a massive base larger than the tree’s girth. The fallen tree bases and root systems are encountered often along the trails in the Redwood Parks. Note the rooted and sprouting young redwood growing from this base.
The bark of redwood trees have variations in color, from dark gray to dark brown to very light colors as shown in this photo. Shot in the Architect Grove, about one mile up the Brown’s Creek trailhead.
Three of us went for a hike New Year’s day, knowing there would be rain. It was also very dark and somewhat ominous even though it was mid-morning.
New Year’s Day, 2020, Brown’s Creek Trail, Prairie Cr. S.P.