Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Most Unique Redwood Trees

HUMBOLDT, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – If a Redwood falls in the forest, it definitely makes a sound.

So says tree buff Richard Stenger, of the Humboldt County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

According to him, California Redwoods are so massive they shake the earth when they fall.

In 1991, a 500-ton Redwood dubbed the “Dyersville Giant” crashed at Humboldt Redwoods State Park, causing a thunderous roar akin to a trainwreck.

The tree’s 400-foot carcass lies in the forest to this day, frequented by visitors.

Other unique trees in Redwood National and State Parks include Albino Redwoods – rare, white trees that don’t photosynthesize – and the “Hyperion,” which stands in an “undisclosed location” at 379.1 feet tall – six stories higher than the Statue Of Liberty.

There’s also the “Corkscrew Tree,” an oddity with four trunks intertwined like a braid, and the “Artemis,” a Redwood that has a creek running through it.

Stenger says most Redwoods are more than 2,000 years old and 350 feet tall.

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