Deadwood, beyond fire scars, is not a major characteristic of mature sequoia. It is, however, a major characteristic of their environs as dead trees take a very long time to decompose. The beautiful and sinuous grain of the deadwood offers suggestions for our own deadwood carving. Nature, it seems, always gets it right.
Toppled tree at Grant Grove with hollowed out center – it’s big enough to walk through
Side view, same tree
Nebari from underneath
Wavy wood grain
Rootbase of Auto Log – a toppled tree on which cars used to park
More Auto Log
The other prevalent deadwood in the Park results from fire damage, of which, there is plenty to be found.
The apex of Dead Giant
The trail at Redwood Grove leads through the hollow trunk of this tree
Looking down the barrel of a gigantic fallen sequoia
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