In Tall Trees Grove of Redwood National Park, California, gargantuan trunks grow within 20 feet of each other, in a forest carpeted with Swordfern. This is alluvial plain habitat, where the river rises periodically and provides water for some of the largest redwoods, in addition to the water the trees intercept from the frequent fogs which envelop them.
© Gregory G. and Mary Beth Dimijian