A short hike turned into a science experience today. This is the inside of a downed coast redwood where part of the clonal group split off and tore apart on its way down into the creek. You can see a different view of the sheaths (aka rings) that transport water up from the roots. There’s a tiny spider interested as well. Also, check out the swirl patterns. Because the heartwood is extremely decay resistant, and resistant to disease, this fallen tree will keep its carbon out of the atmosphere for a long time. Read about non-timber values of tall redwoods.
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