Coast Redwood - Muir Woods, California
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
N 37° 53.604 W 122° 34.402
10S E 537511 N 4194073
Quick Description: At Muir Woods National Monument in California, a slice of a redwoods tree was put on display in 1930. Examination of growth rings show the tree was 1021 years old.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 8/17/2009 7:12:32 PM
Waymark Code: WM71A1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DopeyDuck
Views: 15

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Muir Woods National Monument is one of he last stands of old-growth redwood forest on Earth. Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) trees have reached heights of 379 feet (115.5m) and are the tallest living organisms on Earth.

Along the walking trail in the park is a slice of a Coast Redwood tree that fell in 1930. Tree rings determined the age of the tree to be 1021 years. The tree slice has some rings marked with a world event of that time.

Muir Woods Redwood slice A Tree is Born

Aztecs begin building of Tenochitlan Columbus sails to America


  909 - A tree is born
1100 - Building of cliff dwellings begins, Mesa Verde
1325 - Aztecs begin building of Tenochitlan
1492 - Columbus sails to America
1776 - Declaration of Independence
1849 - California Gold Rush
1908 - Muir Woods National Monument established
1930 - Tree falls
Tree Falls
Location Name and/or Address:
At the first bridge along the nature trail in Muir Woods National Monument


Website: [Web Link]

Tree Species: Coast Redwood - Sequoia Sempervirens

Indoors/Outdoors: Outdoors

Entry Fee or Requirements: Yes

Availablility: Has specific hours

Visit Instructions:
Visit the location and take a photo of the Tree Growth Rings. If you have more information about the tree or circumstance, please share it in your visit log.
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