by Chris Brinegar, Ph.D.
Dr. Brinegar is a noted redwood ecologist and retired Professor of Biology at San Jose State University.
question and answer column appears in every issue of The Mountain Echo , the quarterly redwood newsletter for Sempervirens Fund members.
welcomes your questions about the biology and ecology of the indigenous redwood forest.
regrets that he
cannot answer questions about redwoods grown as ornamentals or in non-native habitats , and he
advises that questions about disease, pruning or structural damage from redwood roots should be directed to a professional arborist in your local area.
E-mail your questions to Dr. Brinegar
But there is no other region in the United States where coast redwoods will grow nearly as well as on the California coast. [Editor: For more on this topic, see Dr. Brinegar's
essay: Growing Redwoods in Non-Native Habitats.]