On October 2, 1968, Redwood National and State Parks were established
October 2, 2023
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 2 of October, repeating indefinitely
On October 2, 1968, Redwood National and State Parks were established in California. Coast redwoods are the tallest trees on earth, reaching heights of over 350 feet! These protected areas are home to the tallest tree in the world, the Hyperion, which is nearly 380 feet tall. 🌲🌲🌲
Did you know? Despite their enormous size, coast redwoods’ roots only go about 6-12 feet deep. How do they stay standing so tall? A wide, but shallow root system that extends horizontally to tangle with other growth.
Giant Redwood Trees of California, Albert Bierstadt, 1874
-Written by Anna Zemaitaitis, Media and Digital Content Associate