Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:36 am
by KoutaR
Jeroen Philippona wrote:Also coast redwoods for optimal growth need the oceanic mist of the Californian coast zone.


I am not sure about this. I think coast redwood needs summer fog ONLY if the local climate has low summer precipitation like in California. For example, the growth rates of the famous redwood forest in Rotorua, NZ, are comparable with the best Californian redwood forests, and I don't think it is an actual fog climate as there is no cold ocean current and the forest is also over 40 km inland. But there is plentiful precipitation over the year, 125 mm in the driest month, compared to 4 mm in the driest moths in Eureka, California.

Kouta