Redwood Trees


Danny Martinez, Contributor


The tallest trees in the world are redwoods, which tower above the ground in California. These trees can easily reach heights of 300 feet. Trees are crucial to maintaining a stable, human-friendly climate. Studies show the coast redwoods capture more carbon dioxide from our cars, trucks, and power plants than any other tree on Earth.

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By protecting our local redwood forests, we make a major contribution toward stabilizing the local climate. Officially, the oldest living coast redwood is at least 2,200 years old, but foresters believe some coast redwoods may be much older. Redwoods live so long because they are extremely resistant to insects, fire, and rot. There is no known insect that can destroy a redwood tree. Fire is not a threat because the trunk is thick, there’s lots of water inside the tree and the bark doesn’t have flammable resin like a pine tree does.

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