This is a talk given by Richard Preston at the TED conference a year ago. It is an amazing look at coast redwoods and the ecosystems that have evolved within their canopies. The pictures and content are fantastic. I would highly recommend Preston’s book about the giants trees called The Wild Trees. It is a super interesting read and one that really got the ball rolling in my new found love and appreciation of trees. I actually started reading it while at Gold Bluffs beach campground in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park in Northern California and was able to stare at redwood trees while I read. Tough life. Any ways, I think the movie is a good starting point, but would for sure read The Wild Trees. There is also a bit on the end regarding the loss of Eastern Hemlock trees, which was news to me. I will have to look into this further. If I find anything of interest I’ll be sure to post it. Cheers.
Richard Preston on the giant trees