Category: Redwoods Channel

Awestruck girl in Redwood forest photo: ‘Amongst Giants’ — Glorious!!!

Though these young Redwoods are not at all close to being the largest, this fantastic photo helps viewers experience the awe of what it’s really like to experience this. The little girl looking up with arms over her heart makes it. [The heart is more than a pump].

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Surprisingly, these Redwoods are in Australia, as the story below explains.

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California dreaming: the redwoods of the Otway Ranges

This isn’t the coast of northern California. It is the Otway Ranges in western Victoria, thousands of kilometres from the redwoods’ natural home.

Hidden down an old unsealed logging road near Beech Forest, not a lot is known about the Aire Valley redwoods.

Planted as a softwood logging experiment in the 1930s, their initial growth was slow but eventually, they started to shoot upwards at a rapid rate. The trees were never cut down and have now grown to a height of about 60 metres [197 feet].

Forestry expert Roger Smith, who has written a book on the Otways redwoods, thinks they could grow to almost twice that height in the next 70 years.

That would make them some of the tallest trees in the world. “Hyperion”, a redwood in northern California, holds the title of the tallest tree in the world at 115 metres [377 feet].

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Jane Kelynack

Amongst Giants

Giant Californian Redwood forest in the Otways. So small and so big.

Amongst Giants

(music video) Kenny Loggins: Outside From The Redwoods – ‘Danny’s Song’

Years ago, I enjoyed this concert on DVD very much, and just now got it out to have another look.

Even though these are young Redwoods, this must be a great setting for a concert in which love is showcased — to actually be there — and be able to look straight up — can’t be fully captured in 2D!!!

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 Kenny Loggins: Outside From The Redwoods

(audio) Kenny Loggins: ‘Conviction of the Heart’ – Outside From the Redwoods

After Kenny sang this at the PAC in Anchorage, Alaska, I stood to show my appreciation. I was surprised when no one else joined me, since to me, this is such a great song — my favorite by  Kenny.

To me, this song is about attitude, when we stand up for what really is right.

Great lines:

How long must we wait to change
This world bound in chains that we live in
To know what it is to forgive,
And be forgiven?

Do you care enough
To talk with Conviction of the Heart?


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Live, Outside from the Redwoods version:

Studio version:

(video) Young Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest – New Zealand!

The Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest


(2 min video) Magnificent Giant Tree: Sequoia in a Snowstorm | National Geographic

Magnificent Giant Tree: Sequoia in a Snowstorm | National Geographic


(video) David Milarch at TEDx: Replanting Redwoods!!!

The man who planted trees – pay it forward to the year 4012: David Milarch at TEDxSanJoseCA


(1 hr video) Richard Preston, author of ‘The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring,’ tells the story of Steve Sillett, who discovered a mysterious world hidden in the canopy biosphere of the largest and tallest organisms in the world above California

Fuzzy picture, but fascinating talk!

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Wild Trees: Uncharted Canopy Biosphere of Redwoods


(video) The Redwoods – World Tallest Trees — A 3 minute visual-poetic film laced with information tidbits

The Redwood Trees – World Tallest Trees.


(video animation) What’s hidden among the tallest trees on Earth? – Story of Steve Sillett’s bold (if not a little dangerous) exploration of the canopy of an ancient Redwood

What’s hidden among the tallest trees on Earth? – Wendell Oshiro