|The falls in Russian Gulch S.P.|
|Redwood growing on redwood stump|
|Another view - look at those roots reaching for the ground!|
Redwoods have at least two methods of procreating. While these trees grow to incredibly large sizes, their cones are small, not much larger than the coins in your pocket. Seeds from these cones will germinate under the right conditions.
I've also seen downed redwoods with new trees growing directly from the horizontal stem. I'm not a tree scientist, but I'm sure there's a word for this type of new tree growth. I don't know whether or not other trees will do this.
Another seemingly mundane thing caught my interest during our hike. A tree that had fallen across the path had been cut with a chainsaw. Look where the moss is growing on this cross-section of tree.
|Moss growing one the sapwood, but not the heartwood|
I love the patterns that can be seen in nature. Trees are amazing!