San Francisco State University

Researcher Jennifer Chapman, next to a post-fire stand of manzanitas, found that the shrub adapts to living on the edge of redwood forests.

Redwood Forest Edges Offer Habitat for Evolution


Though common in chaparral, manzanitas can also eke out a living on the edges of coast redwood forests. A recent study funded by Save the Redwoods League explored the differences between coastal versions of this sturdy red-barked shrub and their more sun-loving cousins.