coast redwood

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Recent Examples on the Web But now that it’s been mapped for both the sequoia and coast redwood genome, there are all sorts of opportunities that can grow from that. Gregory Thomas, SFChronicle.com, "Why we need redwoods to fight climate change," 25 Sep. 2020 And, unlike the coast redwood that can sprout again after a fire as long as most of their bark is intact — giant sequoias, not so much. Gregory Thomas, SFChronicle.com, "Why we need redwoods to fight climate change," 25 Sep. 2020 California’s oldest state park, home to coast redwood trees as tall as skyscrapers and dating back to the Roman Empire, suffered extensive damage in this month’s massive fires. Francine Kiefer, The Christian Science Monitor, "‘We’re not dead yet’: Big Basin redwoods scorched, but not lost.," 28 Aug. 2020 The tallest coast redwood in Muir Woods, a 249-foot-tall tree known as Tree 76, was recently determined to be 777 years old, much younger than scientists thought. Peter Fimrite, SFChronicle.com, "Major push to save Muir Woods salmon run includes creek, habitat work," 10 Dec. 2019 Still, researchers say, while coast redwoods remain the dominant tree over much of their original range, only 22 percent of that ecosystem has been fully protected. Peter Fimrite, SFChronicle.com, "Big grove of old-growth Santa Cruz redwoods saved, helping species restoration," 30 Jan. 2020 Campsites at Big Basin Redwoods State Park, which features 300-foot ancient coast redwoods, are already booked for the Fourth of July weekend. Dakota Kim, Sunset Magazine, "Popular California Campgrounds Are Already Booked. Here Are the Equally Awesome Alternatives," 24 Jan. 2020 Only 22 percent of the coast redwood ecosystem has been thoroughly protected from commercial logging, subdivision or other development, Burns said. Peter Fimrite, San Francisco Chronicle, "A plea to save California’s treasured coast redwoods, giant sequoias," 18 Apr. 2018 Starting in the 1850s, loggers began cutting them down, including a massive stand in Oakland that researchers say might have contained the largest coast redwoods in the world. Peter Fimrite, SFChronicle.com, "Big grove of old-growth Santa Cruz redwoods saved, helping species restoration," 30 Jan. 2020

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circa 1897, in the meaning defined above

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“Coast redwood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coast%20redwood. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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