What an Incredible Tree!

While camping at Butano State Park in coastal northern California, we took a day hike and discovered the most unusual Coastal Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) I have ever seen. Most redwoods typically grow one main very tall, straight trunk. There are limbs, but mainly much higher up the main trunk. Coast redwoods can grow pretty good size diameter trunks, but not like their cousin, the Giant Sequoia, Sequoia gigantea.

That being said, we came across what is known as the Candelabra tree, an incredibly massive coast redwood but with a form unlike any coast redwood I have seen. This tree has massive limbs each the size of a separate tree that all attach to the main trunk, creating an unique, incredible tree. The tree was so immense, it was difficult to get a good picture but check it out!

The Candelabra tree at Butano State Park

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