Humboldt Redwoods State Park
From the moment that we learn as children that there are trees through which you can drive an SUV, or whose stumps have hosted a dance floor, the magic of the redwoods is instilled in us. Shooting in 360 really gives you the chance to appreciate these giants. You can wonder at the beauty of the forest floor, and the girth of the trunks. But then you can look up. And in looking up, you start to truly respect the sheer scale of these monster trees.
The Tallest Redwoods
Transport them, and the top leaves on the tallest of the redwoods at Humboldt Redwoods State Park would flutter next to the peak of St Paul’s Cathedral, or the Heron Tower. Before a tree called Hyperion took its title, the tallest redwood ever measured was in Humboldt Redwoods State Park. It fell in 1991 and its age was around 1,600 years old. Putting that in context, when the ‘Dyerville Giant’ was a seedling the Romans were just leaving Britain and the Saxons were invading.