The Immortal Tree

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The Immortal Tree
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436Terry68
Omro, WI246 contributions
Couples
A quick stop to add to your history of the area. There is plenty of parking. There is also a gift shop next to the feature.
Written May 22, 2018
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Michael T
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Couples
Such beauty, you have to see to believe!! Pictures do not do the Redwood Forrest justice. Definitely add to your list of places to go!!!
Written October 9, 2016
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Scott R
Minerva, OH45 contributions
Couples
Stopped and stood in wonder at this specimen of endurance. In my opinion a must see when driving the Avenue. Helpful historical information about the tree is near the base.
Written August 4, 2016
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Aaronwoo
Salt lake city339 contributions
Family
The tree itself is pretty normal, but has an interesting story - fires, flood, lighting and still living.

The gift shop was more interesting. The standard fair for the Redwoods, but they also sold smaller pieces of rough redwood lumber.
Written July 9, 2018
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jencook2003
Murrieta, CA59 contributions
Couples
The Ave of Giants is a must for everyone! There are so many places to stop and get out of your car. Just lovely!
Written July 13, 2016
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jim95125
San Jose, CA62 contributions
Family
Nice stop. I always take people to see this. You have to get up close, read the signs, etc..... Very interesting as far as the flood marker.
Written July 13, 2016
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Bntjohnson
Wheatland, CA4 contributions
Family
Interesting story behind the Immortal Tree is displayed at this stop right off of the Avenue of the Giants. . This is a great place to take pictures. The gift shop is nice and carries a selection of redwood gifts.
Written June 27, 2016
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LynnKT
Conway, AR171 contributions
Family
We stopped here to read the information and see the tree. Had no idea there was such a big flood in this area in 1964. You don't even have to get out of the car to see the tree unless you want to.
Written March 28, 2016
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adambeers
Meridian, ID14 contributions
A great stop along the Avenue of the Giants. A great history about this tree and fun to learn about.
Written March 26, 2016
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LeBeauxVoyager
Balboa Island, CA162 contributions
Family
August 2015, we were on a road trip through the redwood forest so we had to stop here. Not a whole lot to see or do, but if you take a few minutes and think about the entire picture, it might be awe inspiring.

Of course, you could get out of your car, take a look, snap some photos, take a pee and zoom off, encased in metal and glass with your favorite tunes playing.

Or you could spend a few minutes, and pardon me while I wax philosophic here, to think about our existence. You will barely live to be one tenth the age of the Immortal tree. It began shortly after this country was founded (and is not the oldest or greatest tree in the forest). This tree survived a logger's ax, fire and flood (the fish nailed on its side some 25 feet above ground is the high water mark, see photo).

Sequoia sempervirens /sᵻˈkɔɪ.ə sɛmpərˈvaɪərənz/[2] is the sole living species of the genus Sequoia in the cypress family Cupressaceae (formerly treated in Taxodiaceae). Common names include coast redwood, coastal redwood[3] and California redwood.[4] It is an evergreen, long-lived, monoecious tree living 1,200–1,800 years or more.[5] This species includes the tallest living trees on Earth, reaching up to 379 feet (115.5 m) in height (without the roots) and up to 29.2 feet (8.9 m) in diameter at breast height / dbh.[6] These trees are also among the oldest living things on Earth. Before commercial logging and clearing began by the 1850s, this massive tree occurred naturally in an estimated 2,100,000 acres (8,500 km2) along much of coastal California (excluding southern California where rainfall is not sufficient) and the southwestern corner of coastal Oregon within the United States. An estimated 70% or more of ancient old-growth redwood trees have been displaced by environmental changes or cut down.[7] (Thank you Wikipedia)

But this tree may not survive the industrial age, with the advent of the automobile, global warming and the disappearance of these forests, which were once so dense that they could not be logged with existing techniques.

Some say this is a wonder created by God, and certainly it seems to reach heaven. Few living creatures can match its magnificence. It is home to many other living creatures, both above and below the ground. It is dying, as we all are, but at least it is giving back by its very existence to others. Are we?

So take a few minutes, get out of the car, smell the forest air, dip your toes into the stream, chew a piece of bark. Ewell Gibbons used to say "Did you know you can eat a pine tree?"

This is just one of many very adventurous places to visit in our beautiful coastal forests. We need to appreciate nature before it is gone forever.
Written February 15, 2016
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