Humboldt Redwood State Park has 1/5th of all the remaining old growth redwoods in the world. I felt so fortunate to ride under these majestic giants that can live well over 2000+ years and on average contain 7 times the biomass of the amazon rainforest in equal area.
Definitely puts things in perspective when you think of the centuries these trees have weathered and have continued to grow through, harbouring sustained life and vitality as humans live out countless generations of idealism, folly, hopes, dreams, good and bad deeds, delusions of grandeur and self importance, only to rise and fall from dust to dust while these trees remain in awe inspiring endurance and tranquility season to season.
I hope some of these ancient old growth trees can continue to survive, thrive, and outlive us.
There is a lot we can learn from them.
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