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Pictures of California's Coastal Redwood Forest

Looking up into the Coastal redwoods along the California north coast.  California's Coastal Redwood forest  is  dominated by Sequoia sempervirens - grid24_12
Coast Redwoods, (Sequoia sempervirens), the world's tallest tree, can reach in excess of 300 feet tall.
A forest picture of a  California's Coastal Redwood forest with coast redwood (Sequoia semperviren), Elderberry Trees Sambucus,  and  Western Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum) - grid24_12
Coast Redwood trees, Sequoia sempervirens, tower over Elderberry, and Western Sword Fern, Polystichum munitum thrive in this small clearing.
A path through a coastal forest of Redwood trees. Native ferns flank the path. - grid24_12
Leaf litter keeps the soil under these huge redwood trees healthy with microorganisms and nutrients. People tromping around on the wet soil under these trees can cause very damaging soil compaction.
Coastal redwood forest with the remains of logging from decades ago that has created an opening in  California's Coastal Redwood forest filled with  Western Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum), and Elderberry. Please do not steal our photos! - grid24_12
Fallen Coast Redwood trees, Sequoia sempervirens,allow sunlight to penetrate to the dark moist forest floor. They also provide an excellent home for wildlife from fungi to insects and even the occasional mammal.
A wall of ferns on a log in a California coastal redwood forest. Please do not steal our copyrighted photos.
This fallen Coast Redwood tree, Sequoia sempervirens, has become a home for young Western Sword Fern, (Polystichum munitum) Huckleberry, Vaccinium ovatum is the scraggly Spanish moss laced shrub behind the log.