Redwood Tree Essays

Redwood Tree Essays The following essays are transcripts of talks given in Humboldt County in 1965 by professors of the U.C. Berkeley School of Forestry. They were duplicated on mimeographed paper, and filed in the U.C. Berkeley Forestry Library. In the interest of preserving them, they were OCRed, and converted into WWW documents. Redwood Botany┬áby Dr. Herbert G. Baker, 1965 […]

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Appendix II

Appendix II – Redwood Species Comparisons In the literature reviewed for this appendix, examples of albinism (Davis and Holderman, 1980, Peirce, 1901) and fasciation (Becking, 1970; Peirce, 1901; Roy, 1966) were reported for sequoia or dawn redwood. Comparison of the giant sequoia coast redwood and dawn redwood Characteristic Giant Sequoia Coast Redwood Dawn Redwood Discovery (leading to botanical description) by […]

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Redwood Botany

It’s always the fate of a lecturer in a series like this to look at the audience and see a real expert on the subject in the audience, and I see Bill Libby sitting there. And when I will have to leave to catch my plane I’ll hand the fielding of the questions over to him and you’ll see he’ll […]

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Sequoia Range

Giant Sequoia The following was taken from the National Park Service publication, Gianta Sequoia of the Sierra Nevada, 1975, U.S. Government Printing OfficeStock #024-005-00618-4 Sequoias Elsewhere With the giant sequoia’s discovery, it was to be expected that people would want to grow specimens in their yards, gardens, and public parks for ornamentation and as scientific curiosities. This horticulture began just […]

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Silvics of Sequoia Redwoods

Giant Sequoia(Sequoia gigantea (Lindl.) Decne.) Taken from Silvics of Forest Trees of the United States, Agriculture Handbook No. 271, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, 1965, Library of Congress: Agr 65-273. Other common names: Big tree, Sierra redwood. Giant sequoia is the world’s largest tree in terms of volume (13). It grows in more or less isolated groves on the […]

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Silvics of Coastal Redwoods

Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) The following chapter was taken from Silvics of Forest Trees of the United States, Agriculture Handbook 271, prepared by the division of timber management research of the Forest Service in 1965. It in turn was revised from an unpublished 1964 manuscript by Douglass F. Roy, U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experimental Station. The range […]

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The Ecology of Sequoia sempervirens

Abstract The ecology of coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) is examined with an emphasis on the climatic, physiographic, edaphic, and hydrologic factors responsible for its present distribution. Adaptations to fire and flood-interrupted environments, as well as resistance to depredations by mammals, invertebrates, and fungal pathogens, are recognized as important adjuvants to its regeneration and dominance throughout its range. A review of […]

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Management of Young Growth Redwood Forests

This is an honor to be invited and have the opportunity to come to Humboldt County to talk with a group like this. I recognize many in the group from many other contacts, some as students, others as cohorts, some as memorable teachers of the practical arts of forestry. With respect to the latter, the instructor and researcher working with […]

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Soils and Ecology of the Redwoods

Good Evening, Ladies and Gentlemen. I’m certainly not a stranger to Humboldt County, having lived in some of the backwoods areas such as Thorn, Bridgeville, Harris, and other places while on the soil vegetation survey during the period from about 1947 to about 1953. During that time, we mapped the southern half of the County, and since then the survey […]

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The Enjoyment of the Redwoods

This is one of a series of five lectures on the California redwood presented by Letters & Science Extension in cooperation with the School of Forestry, University of California. Dr. Paul J. Zinke is introduced by Dr. Nathan W. Cohen, head, Letters & Science Extension and speaks on THE ENJOYMENT OF THE REDWOODS. Introduction Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and […]

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