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History, adventure await at Big Basin Redwoods

By: Jaymi Heimbuch on May 16, 2013, 6:06 p.m.
Big Basin buckeye

Photo: MiguelVieira/Flickr

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More than redwoods

Redwoods are not the only tree species in the forest. As visitors hike up in elevation, they will notice the forest thinning and giving way to species like coast Douglas fir, Pacific madrone, Pacific wax myrtle, and even higher up there is buckeye (shown here), manzanita and ceanothus among many other drought-tolerant species.