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‘An amazing life experience’: Volunteering at Grove of Titans

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One of John Muir’s famous quotes is “The mountains are calling, and I must go.”  For me, the redwoods are calling, and I must go. I am an active Titaneer volunteer working the Grove of Titans trail in Jedediah Smith …


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9 weird plants and animals of redwood forests

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Coast redwood forests and giant sequoia groves are famous for their iconic beauty, but lesser known are the peculiar wonders they harbor. Here are a handful.


An illustration showing the layers beneath the bark of a redwood tree: phloem, cambium, sapwood, and heartwood.

What lies beneath: Anatomy of redwoods

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Under the bark of coast redwoods and giant sequoias are many layers, each with an important job in the growth and protection of the tree. Bark – the outer layer of the tree, the bark, protects the tree from damage …





Three snow-covered giant sequoias on a sunny winter day.

7 ideas for winter fun among giant sequoias

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Everyone should have a chance to experience the magic of snow-draped sequoia, and this year, conditions are perfect. There’s plenty of snow and plenty of ways to get out and enjoy it. So if you’re craving a day in the forest, here are some ideas for where to go and what to do when the snow falls.




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Storms close redwood parks throughout California

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The series of storms hammering the West Coast in recent days have prompted the closure of redwood parks throughout the range. While heavy wind and rain have certainly reduced interest in outdoor recreation, people’s love of the redwoods runs high, …






Three snow-covered giant sequoias on a sunny winter day.

Guided First-Day Hikes at 12 redwood state parks on Jan. 1

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California State Parks is inviting Californians to kick-start the new year in a healthy way by getting fresh air and enjoying the outdoors with annual First-Day Hikes on Jan. 1, 2023. More than 50 California state parks are participating, 12 …





A man and woman standing on a forest trail among giant redwoods abd large ferns.

Giving TREESday 2022 Update

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Giving TREESday was a great success this year, thanks to our generous supporters.