[well]Redwoods Quick Facts:
- Tallest trees in the world
- Covers approximately 131,983 acres (534.12 sq km)
- Follows and protects 37 miles of the coastline
Redwoods and Sequoias
As one of the Seven Natural Wonders, the Redwoods represents the collection of Redwoods found in Redwoods National Park and Sequia National Park located in northern California. Collectively they represent the tallest and largest trees (based on volume) in the world.
Although the Redwood forest once exceeded two million acres (8,100 sq km), mining and logging has reduced the forest down to the current protected areas which cover a collective area of 131,983 acres (534.12 sq km). The Redwood forest runs along 37 miles (60 km) of the northern California coastline.
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p>The Redwood, Sequoia sempervirens, are the tallest trees in the world. Apart from the grandeur of the trees, the Redwood National Forest also provides protection to several threatened species that include: Northern Spotted Owl, Brown Pelican, Tidewater Goby, Bald Eagle, Steller’s Sea Lion, and the Chinook Salmon.
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More will follow on the Redwoods National Forest as it is declared an official or notable wonder of North America.