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History, adventure await at Big Basin Redwoods

Big Basin tree rings

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Echoes of the past

The trees at Big Basin give visitors amazing perspective on the meaning of time to these long-lived giants. The rings of one felled tree date back over 1,400 years to when it sprouted in 544 AD. Major events in history are marked on the tree, showing how it was growing quietly through the rise and fall of civilizations.