In honor of California’s Arbor Day, we’d like to share some fun facts about the Coast Redwoods, courtesy of our friends at the Save the Redwoods League:
- The Coast Redwoods grow only in a small coastal range from Southern Oregon, to the Big Sur coastline in Northern California.
- The tallest redwood, Hyperion, is 379 feet tall – the height of a 37 story building! It is estimated to be 700 to 800 years old.
- The widest redwood is 27 feet across at its base – equivalent to two VW bugs parked bumper-to-bumper.
- The oldest Coast Redwoods are over 2,000 years old. Some of the redwoods alive today sprouted in the days of the Roman Empire.