Sequoia sempervirens, the coastal Redwood, is a real stunner. Was so surprised to find this one in my neighborhood! Good timing, though. It’s the embodiment of survival through strength, balance, and persistence. The composition of its bark makes it virtually impenetrable to disease, insects, and fire. And it’s monoecious, so has its reproductive needs met on different branches of the same tree. What?! It never gives up. Amazing and appreciated. #Redwoods #SequoiaSempervirens #Persistence #Survival #NatureIsCool #TreesAreSmart #MtTabor #Portland #PDX #LessonsFromNature #LookUp #Respect

Sequoia sempervirens, the coastal Redwood, is a real stunner. Was so surprised to find this one in my neighborhood! Good timing, though. It’s the embodiment of survival through strength, balance, and persistence. The composition of its bark makes it virtually impenetrable to disease, insects, and fire. And it’s monoecious, so has its reproductive needs met on different branches of the same tree. What?! It never gives up. Amazing and appreciated. #Redwoods #SequoiaSempervirens #Persistence #Survival #NatureIsCool #TreesAreSmart #MtTabor #Portland #PDX #LessonsFromNature #LookUp #Respect