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A burl on a redwood tree in Redwood National Park in No. California.

Redwood National Park was created in 1968 to save the remnants of the last virgin redwood forest from clear-cut logging. Virgin redwood forests originally covered 3,000 square miles of land, extending along a 500-mile range, starting in the Big Sur country south of Monterey and reaching north to just beyond the Oregon border. Because the trees have always depended on the summer fogs that are a staple of the West Coast's climate, significant groves were rarely found more than 10 or 15 miles inland. Redwood National Park and three California State Parks are home to some of the world's tallest trees: old-growth coast redwoods. They can live to be 2000 years old and grow to over 300 feet tall. The parks comprise 45 percent of all the old-growth redwood forest remaining in California (163 square miles). Together these parks are a World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve, protecting resources cherished by citizens of many nations.

Technical: Scan (HP officejet 7140xi all-in-one) of a print from an Olympus point-and-shoot 35 mm camera. Scanned image was sharpened only.

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