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!