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Defiant Redwood of the Week: Stagg Tree

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The Stagg Tree is the fifth largest known tree in the world, centuries old. The League acquired this great tree as part of its recent acquisition of Alder Creek. At eye level, it has so many scars on its trunk from fire and weather that it’s hard to imagine what the original tree looked like. At some point, fire got through the bark of this massive tree and carved out a tunnel that now stands as some kind of flying buttress. But the tree lives on, growing wider and taller.

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Redwood playlist #5

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The League’s Marcos Castineiras put together this mellow Spotify playlist that nicely captures the feeling of a morning in the redwoods. Hit play and you can almost feel the dappled sunlight coming through the canopy.

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Across a footpath in the distance, a hiker stands before Giant Tree, looking upwards.

Defiant Redwood of the Week: Giant Tree

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Giant Tree in the Rockefeller Loop of Humboldt Redwoods State Park is not the biggest or the tallest, but it might be the most coast redwood-ish. And that’s probably why it got its designation from the American Forestry Association as the National Champion Coast Redwood in 1991.

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General Sherman Tree. Photograph by Bill Fletcher

Defiant Redwood of the Week: General Sherman Tree

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The General Sherman Tree is about 2,000 years old and is a giant among giants. Considered the world’s largest tree, measured by volume, it stands 275 feet tall. In a world full of threats and challenges, it has planted its roots and set its defenses. It is strong and ready.

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Album art for this chill Spotify playlist about the redwoods.

Redwood playlist #4

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Allegra Krasznekewicz, League councilor, put together this week’s great playlist.

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Album art for this chill Spotify playlist about the redwoods.

Redwood playlist #3

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José González, League councilor and founder of Latino Outdoors, put together this great playlist. “This playlist is about connection to the redwoods, over the arc of a day. It’s about the love of redwoods, and I imagined parts of it being a drive along the California coast on a ride to the redwoods,” he explained.

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California newt, by John Wright

Redwood Memories

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Our staff shares their fondest memories of being in the tall trees

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Stagg Tree

A long look at the Stagg Tree

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Take a minute to inhale Alder Creek’s Stagg Tree, the fifth largest known tree in the world. Strength and resilience in the face of many challenges.

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Redwoods Recharge Playlist #2

Redwood playlist #2

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The League’s Dana Poblete has you all set with this great forest playlist

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Grizzly Giant is the definition of being tough through hard times. It's message is bend, don't break. Be #RedwoodStrong.

Defiant Redwood of the Week: Grizzly Giant

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This is a serious tree. If a tree could talk, the eternal message from this 210-foot-tall giant sequoia in Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove would be Bring It On. At roughly 3,000 years old and 1,500 tons, it is the very definition Continued

Redwood playlist #1

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We asked our cool cat colleague Emily Harwitz to come up with her ideal redwood playlist on Spotify. She nailed it.

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Photo by Paolo Vescia

A Prescription for Parks

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“It is a scientific fact that the occasional contemplation of natural scenes of an impressive character, particularly if this contemplation occurs in connection with relief from ordinary cares, change of air and change of habits, is favorable to the health Continued

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