Photograph of a close-up of a specimen of a California redwood leaf and branch, ca.1925. The branch contains many stems with needlelike leaves. Some of the seeds are scattered apart and some remain clustered. Several leaves and seeds have been edited out from the original image. On neutral background.; "The California Coast Redwood claims the title of 'tallest' tree on Earth at over 350 feet - technically speaking, the Sequoia of the Sierra Nevada is larger with a considerably wider but slightly shorter trunk. As well as great height the Redwoods have great age, some as old as 2,000 years. At this age a single tree can weigh 500 tons. This majesty doesn't come without fragility however. The Redwood Tree requires plenty of rain and relies on holding clouds of damp mist in the high canopy for an ample water supply. Also,the root system of these giant trees is surprisingly shallow with trees in dense groves supporting eachother with intertwining roots. Among the Redwoods are a number of other species that make up the complete ecosystem picture. Lush ferns and mosses enjoy the rainforest atmosphere, and huckleberries, sorrel and other pine trees are common." -- unknown author.