Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:14 pm
by Don
Another of the many groves that have "Cathedral Trees" I visited last month out of Santa Cruz in the Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park...also referred to in some 'circles' as "fairy rings". Trees of Mystery has an interpretive sign that reads to the effect that the ring of trees encircling the primary original parent tree are effectively clones and would exhibit identical DNAs...while I don't support it, those who seek to compete with aspen clones, spruce rings, and creosote bush rings for the worlds oldest living organisms, might find new competition. Personally, I'm more impressed with the Avenue of the Giants giant redwood growing on top of a giant fallen redwood log...I've not felt more insignificant than in their presence!