Road through the Redwoods, California

This image shows a dirt road or service road as it passes through a grove of Sequoia trees along the California coast.

Selithco True Color from Ektachrome

The description states:


The redwoods, Sequoia Sempervirens, grow only along the Coast Range from Southern Oregon to Big Sur. The oldest of all living things, they often reach to a height of more than 300 feet and a diameter of 20 feet. The highway curves through the grace and beauty of magnificent groves of these monarchs of the forest.

–A curious fat about redwood groves is that the ground beneath them is nearly barren. Their high canopies and acidic bark combine to reduce the amount of plant life that grows on the forest floor in the most well developed groves.

This card likely dates from the 1950s.

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