Redwoods

Screenshot of virtual tour inside a brewery on Street View in Google Maps (CBS)

Virtual Tour Of North Bay Vineyards, Breweries, Scenic Spots Along Highway 101 On Google Street View

You won’t need a designated driver to tour wineries and breweries along California’s Route 101 anymore now that the scenic route has been added to Street Street View on Google Maps.

06/30/2015

Giant Redwoods at Muir Woods (Getty Images)

Muir Wood’s Tallest Tree Only 777 Years Old

An analysis has found that the tallest redwood tree in Muir Woods is 777 years old — and not the much older 1,500 years once assumed.

06/01/2015

Muir Woods in Marin County. (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Muir Woods Entry Fee Going Up From $7 To $10

Entry for children under 16 years of age will continue to be free, said the National Park Service, which announced the price increase on Thursday.

05/28/2015

A park ranger inspects a redwood tree in Redwood National Park that has been vandalized to steal a "burl." (National Park Service)

Poachers Butchering Northern California’s Majestic Redwoods For Profit

California’s treasured redwood trees are under attack by poachers hacking out the trees’ distinctive burls which are later turned into tables, artwork or other adornments.

05/10/2014

Redwood National Park

Authorities Look To Deter Northern California Redwood Poachers

Authorities say unemployment and drug addiction have spurred an increase in the destructive practice of cutting off the knobby growths at the base of ancient redwood trees to make lacey-grained coffee tables.

03/04/2014

Redwood National Park

Climate Change May Help California Coastal Redwoods Grow Faster

California’s beloved giant trees could be weathering climate change—and it might even help them thrive.

08/14/2013

Cloned redwood trees being planted at the College of Marin, in celebration of Earth Day, on April 22, 2013. (CBS)

Cloned Redwood Trees Planted At College Of Marin

The College of Marin celebrated Earth Day in a very special way, by planting some of the rarest trees on the planet. They planted three clones of ancient coastal redwoods, cut down more than a century ago.

04/22/2013

A grove of redwood trees (CBS)

Land Deal Will Preserve Threatened Redwoods In Santa Cruz Mountains

A huge swath of Central Coast forest that is home to several threatened and endangered species has been purchased by several preservation groups.

12/08/2011