Video: What happens when a redwood falls

There's a lot more to it than you might think

There’s a lot that happens when a redwood tree falls in the forest. Griff Griffith details everything – from the initial seconds to decades later. And it’s awesome.

Catch more great videos of Griff talking about Redwoods Rising on Facebook and TikTok.

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Since 1918, Save the Redwoods League has protected and restored redwood forests and connected people with their peace and beauty so these wonders of the natural world flourish.

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12 Responses to “Video: What happens when a redwood falls”

  1. Ron Bader

    As a former Big Basin Redwood State Park docent, I want to thank you for this excellent video! It was fun, interesting, informative and your enthusiasm is contagious. I am confident it will spark a deeper interest in our very special ecosystem, in the hearts of many who view it.

  2. Dianne Hurst

    Very informative and entertaining!

  3. Mike

    Very groovy

  4. JWest

    What a fun description of a redwood falling. I have tried to picture and hear that in my imagination. I wouldn’t want to be too close, but it would be incredible to see and hear.
    But I don’t want too many to fall either.

  5. Julie

    I love Griff’s videos – it’s always fun to learn about the redwoods, and these are always fun and educational!

  6. Donna Schempp

    This is one of the best videos I have ever seen to both explain ecology as well as the specialness of redwoods.

  7. Lucy johns

    What park is speaker in for this video? This place is magical…what place?

  8. Carolyn Ayres

    Griff is wonderful! Love the passion. It’s what we need to save our fellow sentient Beings, redwoods!
    Writing from the Heart, Humboldt County


    Griff Griffin does a great job of educating & entertaining at the same time. I look forward to more vids like these.

  10. John C.

    IMHO: across-the-board “Wow” for both content and presentation! “Wow!”

  11. Rose

    I love Griff. I found my way here because I saw him on Tik Tok.

  12. Clara Bargellini

    Thanks. I’m glad I stopped to listen.


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