This Coastal Redwood tree was planted in 1859 and is more than 50 meters tall. It is located in the New Forest of Rhinefield.
Rain Forest Monarch
The temperate rain forest is dominated by Sitka spruce, Except where it penetrates valleys such as the Hoh, the Sitka grows along a narrow coastal strip from northern California to Alaska.
High rainfall, fog, and ocean-moderated temperatures create optimum growing conditions for these monarchs. This is one of the largest Sitka spurce trees in the United States.
Height over 270 feet
Diameter at breast height over 12 ½ feet
Age 500 to 550 years
At dawn and dust be alert for elk crossing the road.
The Hoh Rain Forest is located in the Olympic National Forest of Western Washington
The Pando tree is a "clonal colony" which means that this whole grove is one living organism that sends up multiple "stems". Each of what we would consider one "tree" is just a part of this giant living organism. These individual "stems" sprout grow to maturity and eventually age and die and fall over but the organism that they are a part of lives on. The largest known clonal colony is this forest of quacking aspens in Colorado that is estimated to have 40,000 stems and to be as old as 80,000 years.
This 800 year old tree is a popular attraction in the small town of Tofino on the west side of Vancouver Island. Local residents and arborists have rigged a series of cables and supports to keep the tree standing. I´ve been unable to determine if this tree is a Western Red Cedar or a Port Orford Cedar.
This tree is famous not in and of itself but rather for the Buddha's head that is rather firmly lodged in it's tangled roots. It is told that in 1767 the Burmese attacked and destroyed Ayatthuya. In the process they chopped of the heads of all of the Buddha statues. This particular head must have fallen among the prop roots of a bodhi tree. Over the centuries the roots have grown around the head in such a way that almost seems intentional.
One legend says that Thomas Shore, the owner of violet bank, planted this tree from a slip given to him by Thomas Jefferson.
General Robert E. Lee was camped here on the morning of July 30, 1864 and heard the explosion of the crater.
(from a sign near the tree)