Sunday, September 5, 2010
Atlas redwood is a coast redwood within Atlas Grove of Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. Discovered by Michael Taylor, and researched by Prof. Sillett and others in his team. Over the past century, a trickle of people exploring the north redwoods have entered portions of Atlas Grove, the majority passing by, likely not recognizing unusual characteristics or dimensions. Just a handful of people besides botanists or researchers know this grove.
More information is available about Atlas Grove at my main redwood page, along with over 40 pages. Link below:
Coast Redwood Information and Photographs
After many explorations of Prairie Creek, I think that the Valley of the Lost Groves could be considered part of Atlas Grove in regards to age and size. Although, the Valley of the Lost Groves has more of an "antiquity" feel to it. Atlas Grove seems drier too.