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Jepson Field Book volume 18 page 18 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 18 page 18
Sherwood Valley  - Redwoods -- they stop here at Sherwood, altho the line is diagonal, not north and south. The trees on the edges of the bare flats at the bases of the hills show off to fine advantage. A little group southwest of the "Sherwood Home" are remarkably cedar-like in their appearance, as seen at distance. The foliage is clustered in ball-like or roundish clusters at the ends of the branches which clothe the tree all the way down. These trees, while 30 or 400 years old, are stump sprouts and form a circle. There are a half-dozen of these trees -- not all in one circle. ::::::::: August 7, 1907.  These trees are remarkably unlike the ordinary redwoods and deserve a special name as a form. The ordinary redwood is more or less foliaged all the way out but the foliage is scattered and thin as compared with this Sherwood form.  The flat-topped Redwoods help materially to relieve the forests of monotony. Some of them in their horizontal branches in top of tree are very similar to the Sugar Pine.  The fog came in last night. It passed to the interior, marched backwards to the sea, sent its battalions forward again, yet with all this vacillation it rested when at rest right on
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