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We invite you to share why you stand for the redwoods, as well as your dreams for the forest’s next 100 years.

We love redwoods, and we know you do too! Follow these simple steps to share the redwoods love on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter:

  1. Change your Facebook profile image to include a #Stand4Redwoods frame or add the frame as a camera effect to your Facebook photo posts. Need help with this step? Check out our tutorial.
  2. Download and print our #Stand4Redwoods sign. Snap a redwoods photo with your sign. Post your photo on Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter with a caption about why you are taking a stand to protect the redwoods. Be sure to use the hashtag #Stand4Redwoods.
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“California redwoods are something to behold. Sheer awe. It’s the most healing experience you can find. It just makes you tingle.” — Ed Gilbert, Redwood Legacy Circle member

“Redwoods make people feel centered and connected to the planet. The length of time they’ve been standing — they are a testament to the past.” — Rose Marie Cleese, Redwood Legacy Circle member


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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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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 savetheredwoods ...

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.

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 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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#OspreyPacks #ClothingforPositiveChange #GearForGood #OptOutside #milesfromordinary #ThinkOutside #YourShotPhotographer #stand4redwoods #outdoors #hiking #travelling #traveler #igtravel #hike #roadtrip #traveller #tourist #trees #naturelover #wildlife #discover #forest #tourism #instanature #tree #mountain #getoutside #exploremore #travelingram #california⁣

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! ⁣ -⁣ rei cotopaxi columbia1938 thenorthface prana nike eddiebauer natgeo natgeotravel sierradesigns ospreypacks⁣ savetheredwoods sierraclub⁣ -⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ #OspreyPacks #ClothingforPositiveChange #GearForGood #OptOutside #milesfromordinary #ThinkOutside #YourShotPhotographer #stand4redwoods #outdoors #hiking #travelling #traveler #igtravel #hike #roadtrip #traveller #tourist #trees #naturelover #wildlife #discover #forest #tourism #instanature #tree #mountain #getoutside #exploremore #travelingram #california⁣ ...

Instagram post 17890235344180655 First hike of 2018; Damp, foggy, gorgeous, serendipitous 💫 •
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First hike of 2018; Damp, foggy, gorgeous, serendipitous 💫 • • • #landofmedicinebuddha #forestofnisenemarks #yosemite #supportstateparks #forceofnature #bealegend #SheAdventures #womenwhohike #wwhmember #mtnchicks #optoutside #momimfine #sweatydirtyhappy #letscamp #HowIKEEN #idhikethatcrew #hikerchicksrock #stand4redwoods #outdoorwomen #webelongoutside #inventyouradventure #darntough ...

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.

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. . . 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 17889017506162657 100 is still young for a redwood. Happy centennial, savetheredwoods! 🌲#humboldtstate  #stand4redwoods

100 is still young for a redwood. Happy centennial, savetheredwoods! 🌲#humboldtstate #stand4redwoods ...

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