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     The twenty-two (22) largest coastal redwoods by total wood volume 
     in the main trunk and appendages, combined:        
  
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        *  ‘Iluvatar’ was featured in the October 2009 issue of 
            with the cover photo and a centerfold five-page pullout of the entire tree.
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     The twelve (12) tallest coastal redwoods:                   
  Rank       Tree Name        Location              Height              Diameter (dbh)      
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     1       Hyperion                      RNP           115.72        379.65        4.84          15.2
     2       Helios                           RNP           114.77        376.54        4.88          16.0
     3       Stratosphere Giant     HRSP         113.61        372.73        5.18          17.0 
     4       Icarus                           RNP           113.14        371.19        3.78          12.4
     5       Nugget                         RNP           113.08        371.00        4.39          14.4
     6       Paradox                       HRSP         112.88        370.34        3.90          12.8
     7       Lauralyn                      HRSP         112.79        370.04        4.54          14.9
     8       Orion      		    RNP           112.78        370.01        4.18          13.7
     9       Tall Tree                      HRSP         112.62        369.50        4.63          15.2
    10      Millennium                  HRSP         112.41        368.80        2.71            8.9
    11      Minaret                        HRSP         112.26        368.30        3.26          10.7  
    12      Mendocino                  MWSR       112.23        368.20        3.08          10.1
Text Box: Ed Gilbert, aka ‘Redwood-Ed’, is a forest naturalist, advocate and experienced hike leader. Ed has vast experience exploring the 450-mile redwood belt from the ‘Big Sur’ in central California to the ‘Chetco River Basin’ in southern Oregon’s ‘Siskiyou National Forest’. Ed’s thousands of hours of hike leading and exploring in the redwoods have been devoted to the study and interpretation of the forest’s ecology and history, both natural and man-made. He has organized and led hikes for more than three hundred groups, including tourist, corporate, environmental, senior, youth, avid hikers and state parks staff. He has trained new redwood forest hike leaders and interpreters, has served more than 22 years as a California State Parks’ volunteer, has knowledge of past logging and lumbering practices, and has studied forest ecology, plant identification and nature interpretation. Ed, a recipient of the Santa Cruz County ‘Be the Difference Award’ and the ‘California Poppy Award’ for exemplary volunteer service to California State Parks, is the former owner, president and CEO of ‘DSC Diamond-Bilt’. He has a ‘BS-Engineering’ degree from Oregon State University and is a California registered ‘Professional Engineer’. His most recent environmental  affiliations include: 
 



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With the exception of the 14th & 15th largest and the 9th tallest redwoods, the exact location of all of the largest and tallest coastal redwood trees are kept secret to protect the integrity of those trees from ground compaction, and incidental and flagrant damage, which could impair and shorten their lives.

The ‘Diameter (dbh)’ represents the ‘average diameter of a tree’ when  measured at ‘breast height’ or ‘4.5 feet above median ground level’.

Much of the information on this page was derived from on-line postings by the Save-the-Redwoods League, Wikipedia, Google Earth and other sources.
Text Box: If trees gave off ‘Wifi’ signals, we’d plant so many trees that we’d be helping save future life on this planet. However, it’s unfortunate that our redwoods only produce the oxygen that we breathe. There are no ‘Wifi’ signals in our coastal redwood forests, but I promise you that you won’t find a better ‘Connection’ anywhere!
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World’s tallest: ‘Hyperion’

A fire-hollowed, redwood giant, with a ‘Goose-Pen’ cavern, used historically, with a gate, to house geese or chicken

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In the most favorable parts of their range, California’s magnificent coastal redwoods can grow to more than 375 feet high (about as tall as a 37-story building), with trunks more than 26 feet in diameter at breast-height, and can live for more than 2,200 years. However, ancient coastal redwoods are rare — less than 5 percent of the original forest remains today. These ancient forests contain the highest standing biomass (total of all aboveground organic matter) of any forest on Earth and, therefore, store incredible amounts of carbon.

The coastal redwood is one of the world’s fastest growing conifers. In contrast to the tree’s size, redwood cones are very small - only about an inch long. Each cone contains 14 to 24 tiny seeds: It would take well over 100,000 seeds to weigh a pound! In good conditions, redwood seedlings grow rapidly, sometimes more than a foot annually. Young trees also sprout from their parent's roots, taking advantage of the energy and nutrient reserves contained within the established, shallow root system.
In recent years, scientists have discovered that life abounds in the canopy and on the forest floor. Canopy research supported by the ‘Save-the-Redwoods League’ has revealed many species that live their entire lives in the redwood canopy, including worms, salamanders and plants such as Sitka spruce, ferns and huckleberry.
Frequent, naturally occurring fires play an important role in keeping the coastal redwood ecosystems healthy because they rid the forest floor of combustible materials. In contrast, decades of fire suppression practices usually result in the accumulation of dead plant material that may fuel intense, destructive fires.













Coastal redwoods grow naturally only in a narrow 450-mile strip along the coast from central California to southern Oregon. In this ‘redwood belt’, temperatures are moderate year-round. Heavy winter rains and dense summer fog provide the trees with much-needed water during the otherwise drought-prone summers. In fact, redwoods create their own ‘rain’ by capturing the fog on their lofty branches, contributing moisture to the forest in the driest time of year.
While these climate and terrain conditions foster the growth of the redwoods, other factors come into play to enhance their chance for long term survival and immense growth. First off, their very spongy and up to one-foot thick bark gives them the capacity to absorb and hold a large amount of water. This, combined with the lack of flammable resins in their makeup, makes them very fire-resistant. Secondly, the tannic acid in their genetic makeup, which acts as a natural insecticide and fungicide, protects them from attack by pests and disease. You will never see moss or fungus growing on a healthy redwood tree. Thirdly, their very shallow root-structure extends outward, radially, for a long distance from the tree base. Those extended roots attach to the roots of the other redwoods in the grove and provide them all with the stability to resist falling during periods of high wind and ground saturation from heavy rainfall.  And finally, if they do become stressed from fire damage, or felling from wind or logging operations, they will most often, by their genetic nature, repair their damage or grow multiple new vertical trunks, with like DNA, surrounding the damaged trunk or stump. This new growth sprouts from ‘burls’ in the surviving root system and is commonly referred to as a ‘fairy ring’.   
All of the above factors, when combined, provide this small part of the world with a natural specie of nature that, despite climate change, catastrophic events and the ‘hands-of-man’, has been able to survive around the world, in various related forms, for more than 200-million years.
The native people of California usually did not cut down coastal redwoods, but used fallen trees to make planks for houses and hollowed-out logs for canoes. When gold was discovered in 1849, hundreds of thousands of people came to California in need of food and housing, and redwoods were logged extensively to satisfy their needs. By the 1960s, only a small fraction remained of the original 2 million acres of ancient coastal redwood forest. The largest surviving stands of ancient coastal redwoods are in Redwood National Park and Jedediah Smith, Prairie Creek, Humboldt and Big Basin Redwoods State Parks. Many others are protected in numerous other city, county and state parks and forest reserves.
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 The Advocates for The Forest of Nisene Marks (Vice-President & Director)
 The California Department of Parks and Recreation (22-year Volunteer)
 The Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks (Member)
 The Mountain Parks Foundation (Member)
 The Nature Conservancy (Member)
 The Save-the-Redwoods League (Member - Redwood Leadership Society)
 The Sempervirens Fund (Member)
 The Sierra Club (Member & Ventana Chapter Wilderness Hike Leader)
 The Yosemite Conservancy (Member)
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Text Box: JSRSP    1206   43,500     97.8     321      7.92      26.0
RNP        1109   39,100   106.3     349      6.82      22.4   
PCRSP   1064   37,500     91.4     300      6.25      20.5
JSRSP    1055   37,200     93.6     307      7.22      23.7
JSRSP    1002   35,400     98.7     324      7.01      23.0
JSRSP      953   33,580   100.6     330      6.02      19.8
PCRSP     942   33,192     91.1     299      6.85      22.5
PCRSP     919   32,384     82.3     270      6.49      21.3
PCRSP     912   32,140   101.8     334      4.95      16.5
HRSP        882   31,144   102.7     337     6.79       22.3
RNP          871   30,699     79.8     262      6.85      22.5
PCRSP     845   29,744     83.8     275      5.85      19.2
PCRSP     839   29,541     74.4     244      7.01      23.0
PCRSP     812   28,619     87.2     286      7.22      23.7
HRSP        789   27,800  108.2     355      4.95      16.5 
PCRSP     781   27,515     77.2     255      6.41      21.0
PCRSP     793   27,944     94.7     311      5.88      19.3
JSRSP      766   27,000     75.6     248      6.40      21.0
PCRSP     764   26,938     87.8     288      6.40      21.0
PCRSP     752   26,500     91.7     301      5.81      19.0
RNP          742   26,193   110.4     362      5.21      17.1
PCRSP     726   25,636   107.9     354      7.47      24.5
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   6   Howland Hill Giant
   7   Sir Isaac Newton
   8   Terex Titan
   9   Adventure Tree
 10   Bull Creek Giant
 11   Arco Giant
 12   Drury Tree 
 13   Westridge Giant
 14   Big Tree
 15   Giant Tree
 16   Brown Creek Tree
 17   Elk Tree
 18   Fanghorn Tree
 19   Atlas Tree
 20   Foothill Tree
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  HRSP    -   Humboldt Redwoods State Park, Humboldt County, CA     
  JSRSP  -   Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, Del Norte County, CA
  MWSR  -   Montgomery Woods State Reserve, Mendocino County, CA 
  PCRSP -   Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, Humboldt County, CA
  PNP      -   Redwood National Park, Humboldt County, CA
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