Redwood NP Lights Up With Yellow

Elk Meadow, Redwood NP (11/1/12) Grant Roden

75 – 100% – Redwood National Park – Grant Roden reports from Elk Meadow that bigleaf maple are at full peak with yellow peaking through the redwoods.  He describes early November as one of the best times of the year to see the redwoods.

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  1. Grant Roden says:

    The species name for Big Leaf Maple, is Acer macrophyllum. They are found through out the coastal redwood habitat. The tallest big leaf maple in the world was discovered this year in Humboldt Redwood State Park by Mario Vaden.

    The nice thing about visiting Redwood National Park in the fall is the contrast between the evergreen coastal redwoods and the color changing of the red alders (Alnus rubra) and big leaf maple (Acer macrophyllum).

    • Editor says:

      Fabulous information, Grant. Would love to receive more news from the North Coast and Redwood NP area. Please keep sending these fascinating bits.

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