The Redwood trees of coastal California are set to be conquered. As the tallest tree species on the planet, the routine specimen reaching to the North of 300 feet in height presents a formidable challenge to adventurers, biologists and loggers in justifying each of their unique stance as the fate of the majestic giants.
Thanks to the fog-laden winds from the Pacific Ocean influenced weather systems, the prevalence of fog plays a vital role in creating microclimates, which leads directly to rare and treasured gardens habitats for a numerous species. The accumulated particles of soil or “humus” as referred to by scientists, which is captured in the large intersecting branches of the tree, promotes the growth of moss and ferns and attracts an array of critters. Other than the expected resident birds and insects, even a species of amphibian, the Wandering Salamander, has been documented as an official inhabitant of the dizzying heights of the precarious natural wildlife refuge.
While climbing privileges of the graceful giants are extremely limited, with the proper expertise and various permissions leads to the discovery of another world on top of a world.