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Courtesy: US Department of Agriculture
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Good gardeners know that to manage a garden, plants must sometimes be thinned or removed for the health of the garden. In this case a landowner has determined these redwoods needed to be cut down to provide better health for the smaller trees and plants in this area of a private forest in Santa Cruz County, CA, on Friday, June 17, 2011. This type of growth can provide increased silt and sediment retention during heavy rains that can flow into the Monterey Bay. These Redwood trees have grown in a cathedral ring, a group of redwoods that grow in a circle around a host stump (covered with green moss), from which they sprouted. The host tree, met its demise hundreds of years ago. Assisting landowners when they want support in the management of their private forest is a factor in the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative (AGO). USDA Photo by Lance Cheung.
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