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Transamerica Redwood Park

Transamerica Redwood Park
Right next to the Transamerica Pyramid we have some of nature's giants, this lovely grove of coastal redwoods, sometimes known as giant redwoods. And these trees only naturally occur along the coastline of California and a little bit beyond, where they flourish in the foggy conditions. Of course, they're known for the extreme heights they can grow to, about 350 feet, which is about a third of the way up the Transamerica Pyramid there, so quite impressive. To reach those heights, they can grow up to two or three feet per year. So that's like one length of me every two years. The coastal redwoods have this typical reddy-browny color to their bark. And if you touch it, you’ll see it's quite spongy and fibrous. And that layer of bark can sometimes be up to a foot thick on big trees, and provides a natural defense against fire. And the high tannin levels inside the bark, well they also provide a natural resistance to insect and fungi attack. And that's in part why these trees can grow up to 2000 years old.
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The Transamerica Pyramid

The Transamerica Pyramid

The Transamerica Pyramid

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