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Visiting Dracena Park in Piedmont, California, U.S.A.
Sunday, August 7, 2011

Now we're entering the redwood forest. These are coast redwoods, and they are native to this area.

For some reason, the trees are tipping toward the footpath. Redwoods typically have a very shallow root system, with no tap root, but I wonder if there's an additional cause.
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Comments on this photo:

Aug 13 2011 04:11 GMT hallo
Wow this is really a nice footpath!
Aug 13 2011 05:38 GMT senna3
Fantastic nature image, beautifully photographed!
Aug 13 2011 19:00 GMT alden PRO
I would blame soil creep for the leaning trees. A couple of the trees on the left appear to be bending upward, which is another sign of creep, but it may be distortion from the camera too.
Aug 14 2011 02:14 GMT fhelsing PRO
no camera distortion
Aug 14 2011 02:25 GMT potterjo
Aug 14 2011 13:29 GMT saffi9
wonderful distortion or not :)
Aug 16 2011 21:43 GMT charlie26
Beautiful series Fleur.