The Hope of the Forest

Trail Thoughts and Musings

During late 1800s and early 1900s most of the redwood growth was clear cut to provide timber and fuel for the Lime Kilns. Most of the redwoods in Fall Creek are second growth trees. It is reassuring to see how well nature has rebounded from that previous devastation. This small group of redwoods clustered around their fallen mother tree, illuminated by a shaft of sunlight, invoke the image of future giant redwood forests.

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Last updated March 16, 1998.
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