Trees of Mystery | Klamath, CA

Trees of Mystery | Klamath, CA

 This beautiful Nature attraction is located next to the Redwood National and state Parks, in northern California. It is a Redwood Forrest experience, named the Trees of Mystery. This attraction features a unique hike through the Redwoods of California, and it has been enchanting visitors since 1946. Up ahead,...

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Trees of Mystery | Klamath, CA

Trees of Mystery | Klamath, CA

 These massive redwood trees, are living organisms, and they have a longstanding history with our planet. They come from a line of ancient plant-life that made its way across the globe. Some of these trees are incredibly old, so old in fact, their near-relatives would have been here back...

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Trees of Mystery |  Klamath, CA

Trees of Mystery | Klamath, CA

 Directly ahead, you’ll find the trinity tree, where one enormous tree appears to have formed into a trinity. And if you pan to the left, you’ll see a funny shaped tree named the lightning tree. It stands out among the others with its distinct lightning bolt shape. Who says...

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Trees of Mystery | Klamath, CA

Trees of Mystery | Klamath, CA

 Up ahead, you’ll see a group of nine trees growing together as one, aptly named the “cathedral” tree. It is thought that Approximately 1000 years ago, there was a very large tree that stood in the center of this formation. This giant tree had fallen to the ground. But...

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Trees of Mystery | Klamath, CA

Trees of Mystery | Klamath, CA

 On your journey up to the sky trail, you’ll encounter this incredible tree overhang, with a complex network of branches covering the path ahead. This intricate web of tangled branches provides some shade for weary travelers, trying to avoid the sun. This location is not only a perfect spot...

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Trees of Mystery | Klamath, CA

Trees of Mystery | Klamath, CA

 The proliferation of Redwood Trees, have been discovered throughout our Northern Hemisphere. With maximum coverage on the earth, dating back 65 million years. Scientists have traced back the lineage of this ancient organism even further, finding an origin point dated as far back, as the Upper Cretaceous, around 110...

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Trees of Mystery | Klamath, CA

Trees of Mystery | Klamath, CA

 If you’re in the mood for a wilderness adventure, be sure to take the SkyTrail gondola ride up to Ted’s Ridge. After unloading, you will begin your journey down the rugged Wilderness Trail seen here. This trail starts at the top of Ted’s Ridge, and winds down the mountain...

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Trees of Mystery | Klamath, CA

Trees of Mystery | Klamath, CA

 The success of the Redwoods, are in part due to its growth rate which can be incredibly, quick. Redwoods have been documented with gains of over 7 feet in diameter, in as few as 100 years. The trees seen here, while fast growing, are from a much younger group,...

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Trees of Mystery | Klamath, CA

Trees of Mystery | Klamath, CA

 When visiting the trees of mystery in person, you should plan to spend at least a half day here. Aside from the amazing nature experience they also feature a fantastic museum and gift shop. With culinary treats and a restaurant near by it is easy to spend your day...

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Trees of Mystery | Klamath, CA

Trees of Mystery | Klamath, CA

 Redwood trees have some interesting methods of protection. For starters, their bark is very thick, with as much as a foot deep in some cases. If a tree is exposed to fire, the bark will char, and turn into a heat shield. Within the chemical composition of the tree...

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Trees of Mystery | Klamath, CA

Trees of Mystery | Klamath, CA

 The Redwood have another survival strategy hidden in their burls. A burl is the wooden material found at the base of the tree, and it serves as a storage device for the organisms genetic code. It is full of unsprouted bud tissue, and if the tree should happen to...

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Trees of Mystery | Klamath, CA

Trees of Mystery | Klamath, CA

 There are 3 distinct types of Redwood trees, and they are classified as three separate genera, the Coastal, the Sierra, and the Dawn, Redwood. The dawn redwood is deciduous while the sempervirens and the gigantea, are both evergreen. I hope you’ve had a wonderful experience here with me at...

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