Why do Redwood Trees Grow More in California?
These trees require moisture and precipitation. Most of these trees, which have grown well, are found in gullies and deep valleys where the amount of moisture that the tree receives throughout the year is high.
The amount of fog is also high. It is interesting that the trees that do not receive much fog actually do not grow very tall. Redwood trees also do not grow near seas and oceans because of the salt spray, sand, and wind, which are not suitable for their growth.
More about Redwood trees
The crown of these trees are conical and they have slightly bent branches which look like they are drooping. The bark of these trees is approximately 30 cm and are soft and fibrous. They have a bright red-brown hue, thus earning the tree it name.
The roots of these trees have numerous lateral roots, which spread far and wide. The leaves of these trees are long and flat and are approximately 15 to 25 mm in length. The arrangement of leaves is spiral and most of the time the leaves lie flat so that they can capture maximum sunlight in the minimum time that they receive the sun's rays.
These trees start reproducing at the age of approximately ten or fifteen years. They have the ability to reproduce sexually or asexually. They produce a large number of seeds for reproduction. The seeds have wings though they are not very effective.
As a result of which, the seeds can move only about 60 to 120 m from the parent tree. The asexual way of propagation is either by layering or sprouting from the root or stump or even the fallen branches. If and when the tree falls over it generates many trees along the length of the fallen part.
These trees are useful and they can be used in various ways if used carefully and with research. They make a great tourist attraction since there are roads that pass through the trunk of these trees.