National Geographic : 1939 Feb
Photograph byB.Anthony Stewart A FALLEN REDWOOD BECOMES A ROADSIDE UNIVERSITY Daily in summer hundreds of visitors cluster about this Richardson Grove educational exhibit prepared by ProfessorEmanuel Fritz, oftheUniversity ofCalifornia, for the Save-the-Redwoods League. The small markers (right) show how the tree developed new root systems at new ground levels after each ofseven major floods. Few trees could survive the deposit of so much soil. The redwood has no taproot. On the sawed-off stump face is the calendar ofevents pictured ontheopposite page.