Scraggly Coast Redwood in lime soil with a more healthy Sierra Redwood in the background

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MaxFarrar on January 6, 2010

Don't be fooled into thinking all Coast Redwoods look like this one. They just don't do very well in the lime soil of Southern England. As a species along the Northern coast of California they grow tall and symetrical. Trees over 200 feet are common. The tallest tree in the world, at almost 380 feet, is a Coast Redwood near Eureka, California. They can live to over 2000 years.

MaxFarrar on May 12, 2010

Compare with Michael Hatton's picture of some proper Coast Redwoods in Northern California:

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  • Uploaded on March 6, 2008
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    by MaxFarrar
    • Camera: NIKON E4100
    • Taken on 2006/08/24 21:47:43
    • Exposure: 0.006s
    • Focal Length: 10.90mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.700
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash