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Log Train

Log Train

Redwood logging train in Freshwater, Humboldt County, California, before 1900. Photo by Ericson of Arcata.

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Cool. I live back east. I'm just happy when the tree in the backyard starts dropping apostrophe's.

[Apostrophes. Hundreds. Years. Aaaagh! - Dave]

Re: Giant Redwoods

These are coast redwoods, not giant sequoias. There are more of them today than when logging began over a century ago. More than 4 million seedlings are planted every year. Redwoods are the fastest growing softwood tree in North America ... in 30 years they can grow 130 feet.

Giant Redwoods

Yeah, old growth forests and giant redwoods are popping up everywhere.

Re: Finite Resource

Um, trees are the opposite of a finite resource. In fact they are one of the best examples of a renewable resource.

Finite Resource

That big-ass tree represents how many hundred's of year's of growth? I hope most of the redwood on this train is still in use today.

[Apostrophes don't grow on trees, either. There are two that died a needless death. - Dave]

Biggest Tree Ever

Man that was one big-ass tree!

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