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Friday, October 31, 2008

The Redwood Forest

While we were in Rotorua we went to go see the red wood forest.  Redwood forests only grow in the USA (California area) and New Zealand.  Walking through the redwood forest was like walking through something from a movie, everything is five times as big as normal  and you almost expected a T-rex to come hurdling from out behind one of the the redwood trees.  A single redwood tree can produce up to 500 gallons of moisture into the air per day.  When a redwood tree finally dies or gets blown over by a wind storm it can take 500 years for one of these huge logs to rot away.  During this time new plants will grow from the dead tree.  Fungi will begin to break it down, animals will lay there eggs there and many more things will happen.  The redwood forest is also an amazing mountain biking place, I did not get to personally ride any of the tracks but during some of our walk I had the chance to see glimpses of the track, and it looked really fun.  The day after we went to the redwood forest it was raining so we went to go see the "Journey to the Center of the Earth" in the theater.  We thought that Rotorua was a perfect city to see the movie because of the boiling mud pots and the giant redwood forest.


-suggestion, "Journey to the Center of the Earth" is a good movie, and it is worth it to see it. 

1 comment:

  1. We thought "Journey to the Center of the Earth" was good, too. I took some French friends to Shipshewanna in Indiana. They wanted to meet the Amish. At any rate, at the fair , there was a redwood tree on its side. Someone had carved it out and build a whole house inside! It was amazing. They polished the wood until it shown.