Redwood Burl

Trail Thoughts and Musings

Burls are a common sight throughout the coast redwood forest. Burlwood in fact, consists of masses of dormant buds. The Burls around the trunk of this tree, once called the Animal or Zoo tree, were thought to resemble various animals.

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Last updated April 26, 1997.
Copyright 1996 by Werner W. Hager and Micromoms. All rights reserved.