Ted.com: New Talk on Redwood Trees

Ted.com posted a new video with Richard Preston, author of The New York Times Bestseller “The Wild Trees.” Preston discusses the  “most enormous living beings on the planet,” the giant redwood trees of the U.S. Pacific Northwest.

According to Preston, some trees may be 2,500 years old, and some can grow up to 380 feet tall. Preston says going up into the redwood trees was like ” scuba diving, except you’re going upwards.”

Preston’s video lecture outlines redwood and forest ecology, and the value of redwood trees to the greater Pacific Northwest ecosystem.

Watch the video lecture 

One thought on “Ted.com: New Talk on Redwood Trees

  1. M. D. Vaden 07/08/2009 / 12:57 am

    Preston is a pretty good talker about the forests, but I’d like to hear a talk sometime by Michael Taylor, Chris Atkns or Dr. Sillett: characters of The Wild Trees.

    Seems they could shed a lot of extra light about the redwoods and forests. Their experience and knowledge towers even higher from all the years they have invested.


    M. D. Vaden of Oregon


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