Beyond their iconic height, the redwoods of Northern California are sacred to the Yurok people—and a scientific frontier for the study of biodiversity that exists nowhere else on Earth. This episode of Untold Earth examines the myriad relationships between the redwoods, their forest ecosystems, and the humans who live and work among them. At every turn we ask what makes these trees so epic, so unique, so worth preserving.
Explore the seeming impossibilities behind our planet’s strangest, most unique natural wonders in Untold Earth, a new series from Atlas Obscura, in partnership with Nature and PBS Digital Studios. From fragile, untouched ecosystems to familiar but unexplained occurrences in our own backyards, this series chases insight into natural phenomena through the voices of those who know them best.