Redwoods in Stout Grove

Episkopos Redwood - Overseer

 

Copyright 20015 by Mario Vaden

 

The Coast Redwood below is called Episkopos ... Greek for Overseer, like a Guardian, etc.. I found and named this redwood August 9, 2008.

Episkopos is not one of the 20 largest Coast Redwoods but it's still huge and unusual because redwoods this large typically don't grow way the heck up on a hillside. There is water like a spring within 200 feet though, possibly giving it an advantage similar to Helios.

The name is on account of it's size, age and towering overlook (oversee) of the Redwood Creek valley. It also has a unique gnarly, indented lower trunk.

This was one of the coast redwoods that led to future finds between 2008 and the 2014 Year of Discovery. It was this redwood and a few others where we realized larger redwoods may remain undiscovered: even larger than the biggest ones were were aware of.

 


Episkopos in Redwood National Park