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The Once and Future Forest: California’s Iconic Redwoods is a limited-edition commemorative Centennial book.
OUR LEGACY

100 years of protecting redwood forests.

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THE NEXT 100 YEARS

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Instagram post 17916087403327931 As we transition into fall and the sequoia redwoods on my property shuffle off their summer growth (all over the damn place), I’m reminded to just enjoy their majesty and give thanks for their shady shelter and their traffic noise cancellation rather than lament about the level of gardening difficulty that increases each year as they grow taller and taller. I’ll trade gratitude for grumbling any day.

I’ve been learning more about these trees this year after reading The Overstory by Richard Powers. The book gives a fictional glimpse of the connection between trees and humans, diving deeply into the lives of several people loosely connected by their pull to the redwoods and their attempts to save them (it won the Pulitzer if that’s meaningful to you). I can relate, having stared out my living room windows at these trees for the last decade, and it spurred me to learn more about them.

It’s no secret that these trees are dwindling thanks to logging, but we’re losing more than just trees. Did you know that these old growth redwood trees house entire ecosystems of typically land-dwelling plants and animals that live their entire lives without ever touching the ground? Not only do they communicate with each other through their root systems to transmit signals of distress, it’s distress itself that allows redwoods to reproduce - in the form of fire.

Naturally resistant to fire with their thick bark, the duff (spent needles) they drop on the ground eliminates the ability for seeds to germinate, as they need bare soil to do so. Fire eventually clears space in the forest, heats up cones so seeds can drop, and allows those seeds to germinate so new trees can grow. These trees I stare have the potential to grow older than 2,000 years and will commonly reach at least 600. It’s quite the perspective. So as I look up, I hope we tiny humans will find a way to look past ourselves and save something much, much bigger.

Sources: pbs nationalparkservice 
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Instagram post 17957920738243482 Here at our Center, we are proud to say that we have a small redwood grove. Why? Because they are climate change heroes! Coast redwoods capture more carbon dioxide (CO2) than any other tree on Earth. In addition, many species of birds nest high in the canopy of redwood trees. These include the Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocepahlus) Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus), and Northern Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis caurina). Photo by Fabiola Torres
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Aquí en nuestro Centro, nos enorgullece decir que tenemos un pequeño bosque de secuoyas. ¿Por qué? ¡Porque son héroes del cambio climático! Las secuoyas costeras capturan más dióxido de carbono (CO2) que cualquier otro árbol en la Tierra. Además, muchas especies de aves anidan en lo alto del dosel de los árboles de secoya. Estos incluyen el halcón peregrino (Falco peregrinus), el águila calva (Haliaeetus leucocepahlus) mérgulo jaspeado (Brachyramphus marmoratus) y el búho moteado del norte (Strix occidentalis caurina). Foto por Fabiola Torres, #Audubon
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Instagram post 17992608565256002 As a kid, we often drove up to the Sierras to spend our vacations. The mountains provided solace and retreat from our busy lives. We’d visit the sequoia groves and stand humbled beside their massive trunks, which soared to unfathomable heights. I walked by the same trees year to year—the Old Bachelor with his knotted branches and the Twins, who grew so close together their trunks merged. These trees became familiar, like old acquaintances. Certain trees just leave an impression you, don’t they. Is there a tree like that for you?
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Sterling silver and emerald, hand built with love. Summer collection available later this month ☀️🌲
Instagram post 17947133197197924 Had a great time over the weekend helping to savetheredwoods at the Foundation’s Centennial Celebration Gala! #Stand4Redwoods

Now on to the start of the Bob Weir and Wolf Bros Tour tonight in Reno... 📷: daniel
Instagram post 17945296696031470 Mallory's selfie with her favorite tree for Reading the Redwoods contest. #stand4redwoods
Instagram post 17980326253075815 Repost savetheredwoods -  Here’s a little taste of tonight’s festivities. Thank you mickeyhart, bobweir, johnmayer and friends for celebrating our Centennial with us! #stand4redwoods
#johnmayer #bobweir #donwas #mickeyhart #jaylane #althea #deadandcompany #gratefuldead #augusthall #sanfrancisco
Instagram post 17983717111234578 Making more sequoia and redwood pieces for all you tree lovers. I’ve got some simpler pieces like these classic sequoias and other previous designs, along with a new collection of statement pieces coming soon. Who’s in the mood for trees?? 🙋‍♀️
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The one year anniversary of my shop is also coming up — I’ll be doing something a little special for that, so stay tuned!
Instagram post 17890235344180655 First hike of 2018; Damp, foggy, gorgeous, serendipitous 💫 •
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Instagram post 17927243917214245 You guys. I’ve seen 13 national parks so far. I know in the grand scheme, 13 isn’t a lot: I’m working on it. BUT... NOTHING compares to my Redwoods. 
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Instagram post 17930080192203108 My place of #zen is amongst the #redwoods Being able to share the experience with my son is #priceless Open spaces need to be preserved for the future #explorers #stand4redwoods #neverstopexploring #optoutside #bringyourowncup #brownpeoplecamping #kidsexplore #latinooutdoors #letscamp #unlikelyhikers #everykidonatrail #encuentratuparque #findyourpark
Instagram post 18065939155133570 The big trees protect me. #stand4redwoods ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Instagram post 17969577733249092 Beneath the forest floor, a web of roots supports the life above it through interconnected channels of communication. A forest is the epitome of harmony, an environment where thriving depends on the wellbeing of the collective. When one tree struggles, the rest provides. Roots are the root of it all—the source of nourishment, information and exchange.
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I’m starting a collection of roots-inspired pieces to honor those unseen forces that make life possible, and to serve as a reminder to plant your own roots in healthy soil, where they can grow and mingle with the roots of others. A small batch will be released later this month.
Instagram post 17998125865087785 Speechless every single time. No words to describe how I feel when amongst these magnificent giants❤️
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The redwoods, once seen, leave a mark or create a vision that stays with you always. No one has ever successfully painted or photographed a redwood tree. The feeling they produce is not transferable. From them comes silence and awe. It’s not only their unbelievable stature, nor the color which seems to shift and vary under your eyes, no, they are not like any trees we know, they are ambassadors from another time. ~John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley In Search of America, 1962
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#california #herbalist #nutritioncoach #earthmedicine #redwoods #holistichealth #holisticnutrition #zen #bliss #glamping #camping #mindbodysoul #rewilding #getoutside  #plantbased  #rawfood #naturalhealth #wholefood #realfood #cleanfood #gratitude #spirituality #wellness #organic #organiclifestyle #wander #johnsteinbeck #stand4redwoods
Instagram post 18008487196057680 Hello Sunshine💛

#hellosunshine #redwoods #sunshine #naturephotography #landscapephotography #nature_brilliance #forest_magic #nikond3300 #stand4redwoods #thankatree
Instagram post 18018415816149887 One of my favorite living things in the world are redwoods. Of all shapes and sizes. But especially big ones. Redwoods are the best. And we have so many in the Bay Area! Make sure you stay on trails when going through redwood forests too, because redwood saplings are super sensitive and they can use all the help they can get to grow into massive beautiful trees, so they don't need anyone stepping on them!! Love the redwoods - give them some space! ⁣
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Instagram post 17844750016640486 Seasonal changes are subtle in California. But they’re there. If you open your senses, you’ll notice the mornings getting crisper, the fog more persistent and the light more golden. The scent of dried redwood sprigs and eucalyptus. Turbulent ocean waves and rolling yellow hills. Ever so gently, fall makes its entrance.
Instagram post 17984171077072565 Hey Humboldt! Come share your love for Earth and poetry Sunday! ryanreturntotheearth is hosting another Poetry in the Redwoods. Come with an earth poem or two or three of your own or one that you love, or any poem that speaks to you.
(3:30-5:00, Sequoia Park, Eureka-Details on WNH Humboldt Meetup, Link in bio)

We'll do brief intros, a short grounding/gratitude exercise in circle in the redwoods, then poem it up. :) #poetryintheredwoods #stand4redwoods

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