Monday, April 25, 2011

Redwoods Article

I stumbled upon this interesting article about the Redwoods in California. It is rather lengthy but an interesting read. The article talks about some of the biological traits that make the Redwoods unique such as their regenerative ability if a branch breaks off and their ability to sit dormant until a larger tree above dies. In addition, the article discusses some of the environmental controversies surrounding the forest. It mentions the San Francisco earthquake in 1906 and subsequent need for lumber as well as illegal harvesting in more recent years. This article does a nice job summarizing many of the issues we discussed in class a few weeks ago.

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