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Infographic Shows How Redwoods Help People and Wildlife

Did you know that the California Legislature named the coast redwood as California’s official state tree on April 3, 1937? In honor of our magnificent redwoods, we’ve created an infographic to show just some of the ways that redwoods support people and wildlife.

Our mighty redwoods provide important benefits for people and wildlife alike. Not only do they provide us with places to recreate, meditate and find inspiration, but they are richly important for the plants and animals they share a home with. The moisture they absorb through their needles from fog drips to the forest floor, providing much-needed water to the understory plants. Their fire cavities become homes for roosting bats, and their canopy fern mats give a damp environment to the wandering salamander. Redwoods’ towering branches shade rivers for salmon and provide cool places for us to rest when hiking through the forest.

Share this infographic to show your appreciation for these amazing services, and let us know how the redwoods have benefited you!

Infographic describes the benefits that redwoods provide for people and wildlife.


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About Deborah Zierten

Deborah joined the League's staff in 2013 as the Education & Interpretation Manager. She brings with her extensive experience teaching science, developing curriculum and connecting kids to the natural world.



Redwoods Education Reaches Across Language Barriers

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As I prepared to teach my first Redwoods and Climate Change lesson in the classroom, I was admittedly nervous. This class was composed entirely of English language learners. As the students shuffled into the classroom, took their seats and began reading the board, it was clear they were excited about the week’s lesson.


Student Perspectives: 4 Reasons to Visit Joaquin Miller Park

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Although this park may be small in comparison to others, it is not lacking in variety of activities and scenery. From mountain biking to attending an outdoor play, this park has opportunities for people of all ages to enjoy, all while being removed from the bustle of the surrounding cities. Go to Joaquin Miller Park to discover the magic of the redwoods. Just minutes away from San Francisco and East Bay towns, you can take advantage of this local park any day of the week.


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