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The center of the tree can burn, but the redwood is still alive.
(Kids have fun stepping inside these “chimney trees.”) Fires are part of the redwood forest ecosystem – fires reduce overgrown plants and shrubs on the forest floor, providing more light for new redwood trees to grow.
Redwoods trees once grew throughout much of North America, now ancient coast redwoods are found only on the California coast, and in a few groves in southern Oregon.
Today, due to conservation efforts started more than a hundred years ago, remaining old-growth coast redwoods are saved for future generations.
Coast redwoods grow very tall, but have a shallow root system and naturally topple over.
The Boy Scout Trail ends at the Boy Scout Tree, a giant twin trunk tree, standing like an ancient guardian in the forest.