Strength doesn’t have to be showy
Strength and perseverance don’t necessarily have to call attention to themselves, and few trees exemplify that more than the 1,640-year-old McApin Tree on the League’s Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve.
This amazing coast redwood, the oldest of its kind south of Mendocino County, existed largely unknown to the public before we acquired the property in 2018. And none of that stopped this incredible force of nature from just … being. And being awesome – 239 feet of awesome, to be exact.
Fire-scarred, grabbing onto a slope, it has weathered many challenges over its centuries, and it’s ready for many more. The McApin Tree, and the many other ancient coast redwoods that cover the property, are just the symbols of strength that we could all use right now.
The League is currently developing a public access plan for the Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve with the goal of establishing hiking trails and other amenities on the property to allow the public to experience its beauty and history.
Learn more about our plans for the Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve in this great video produced by EveryoneOutside.
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