Redwoods -- the world's tallest living trees. Redwoods grow from seeds (or sprouts) the size of tomato seeds yet they can weigh 500 tons and stand taller than the Statue of Liberty. Redwoods can reach 380 feet in height. Giant Sequoias grow only on the Sierra's western slopes and can reach 311 feet in height. Coast redwoods exist primarily along a narrow strip of the California and Oregon coasts. Redwoods have no taproot. Their roots only penetrate 10 to 13 feet down, but spread out 60 to 80 feet. They rely on coastal fog for 20% of their moisture supply.
In 1968, three California redwoods state parks, Prairie Creek, Jedediah Smith, and Del Norte, were combined with Redwoods National Park to form Redwoods National and State Park. The boundaries were expanded in 1978 to their present size.