(vid) Renaissance – Live in London 1977 — Carpet Of The Sun • Mother Russia • Can You Hear Me • Ocean Gypsy • Running Hard • Touching Once • Prologue

I was greatly impressed with Renaissance while in high school, and was able to see them at the Minnesota State Fair playing in a small pavilion to only about 25 people. I couldn’t believe my eyes, standing right in front of one of the greatest bands and most people just kept walking down the path without coming inside — for free.

Jon Camp is still my favorite bass player — having such a soaring, majestic style — a one-of-a-kind! Some compare him to Chris Squire of ‘YES,’ but Jon has always moved me more.

Annie Haslam has a 5-octave voice, and still sings incredibly at age-70: (music video) Renaissance – ‘Carpet of the Sun’ with Chamber Orchestra

Renaissance’s style was elegance, standing tall like the Redwoods; though, some of the lyrics were a bit dark, and were written by another lady, who seemed to be occult influenced. This concert has a great, upbeat feel, unlike some of their studio LP albums, like “Turn of the Cards,” which I still remember buying at the record store at 66th St. and Penn Ave. in Richfield, MN, while living in nearby Bloomington.

I must have heard them on KQRS, the progressive rock FM station that I was often glued to. They never played the same song in a 24 hour period, and had real DJs playing real vinyl LP records, sometimes entire albums. What a treat!

I’ve always been impressed with their song, “Mother Russia,” but didn’t know until hearing Jon Camp’s intro here that it’s about Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the imprisoned truther, author.

Uplifting concert here!

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(vid) Japanese charring technique of preserving wood – Shou-sugi-ban

Red cedar looks outstanding!

Preserving wood with fire!

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Bois Brulé. Burnt wood, an alternative to aging … according to ancestral techniques came from Japan for giving a durable finish to wood siding. The ancient technique of charring the wood to make it more durable is rooted among the Aztecs. The Japanese, who named it Shou-sugi-ban, have extensively used it. The charcoal acts as a protective layer that resists decay and fire, producing a long-lasting and maintenance-free material. This method of wood preservation is restarted by architects looking for green solutions in different parts of the world including Japan and Europe. In simple terms, the wood is burned for about 7 minutes using a torch or more traditional methods, before being doused with water and brushed to remove char dust, revealing a light silvery sheen. The timber is then washed and dried. It can be left unfinished or a finished oil can be applied to bring out shades of gray, silver, black or brown. This technique is used for siding, decking and outdoor furniture. The method earns interest both for its environmental history and for its aesthetic appearance. The materials can last at least 80 years, without chemicals. (YouTube comment)

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(vid) Caroline Jones: ‘Bare Feet’ — I want to grow tall and strong like a tree / Touch the sky with my roots so deep

I’m in my bare feet
Cause I want to feel the world’s heartbeat
I want to grow tall and strong like a tree
Touch the sky with my roots so deep

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(video) Sam Robson: ‘Earth Song’ – Michael Jackson Cover – SOLO MULTI-VOICE! — What about sunrise? What about rain? What about all the things that you said We were to gain? What about killing fields? Is there a time? What about all the things That you said were yours and mine? Did you ever stop to notice All the blood we’ve shed before? Did you ever stop to notice This crying Earth, these weeping shores? What have we done to the world? Look what we’ve done What about all the peace That you pledge your only son? What about flowering fields? Is there a time? What about all the dreams That you said was yours and mine? Did you ever stop to notice All the children dead from war? Did you ever stop to notice This crying earth, these weeping shores?

Earth Song – Michael Jackson Cover!

Published on Jul 18, 2016

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Lyrics:
What about sunrise?
What about rain?
What about all the things that you said
We were to gain?
What about killing fields?
Is there a time?
What about all the things
That you said were yours and mine?
Did you ever stop to notice
All the blood we’ve shed before?
Did you ever stop to notice
This crying Earth, these weeping shores?

What have we done to the world?
Look what we’ve done
What about all the peace
That you pledge your only son?
What about flowering fields?
Is there a time?
What about all the dreams
That you said was yours and mine?
Did you ever stop to notice
All the children dead from war?
Did you ever stop to notice
This crying earth, these weeping shores?

I used to dream
I used to glance beyond the stars
Now I don’t know where we are
Although I know we’ve drifted far

Awestruck girl in Redwood forest photo: ‘Amongst Giants’ — Glorious!!!

Though these young Redwoods are not at all close to being the largest, this fantastic photo helps viewers experience the awe of what it’s really like to experience this. The little girl looking up with arms over her heart makes it. [The heart is more than a pump].

For maximum experience, click on this image to see the large, detailed one, and click the full-screen arrows. The image opens to wider than a 21.5″ iMac when the browser is fully expanded.

Surprisingly, these Redwoods are in Australia, as the story below explains.

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California dreaming: the redwoods of the Otway Ranges

This isn’t the coast of northern California. It is the Otway Ranges in western Victoria, thousands of kilometres from the redwoods’ natural home.

Hidden down an old unsealed logging road near Beech Forest, not a lot is known about the Aire Valley redwoods.

Planted as a softwood logging experiment in the 1930s, their initial growth was slow but eventually, they started to shoot upwards at a rapid rate. The trees were never cut down and have now grown to a height of about 60 metres [197 feet].

Forestry expert Roger Smith, who has written a book on the Otways redwoods, thinks they could grow to almost twice that height in the next 70 years.

That would make them some of the tallest trees in the world. “Hyperion”, a redwood in northern California, holds the title of the tallest tree in the world at 115 metres [377 feet].

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Jane Kelynack

Amongst Giants

Giant Californian Redwood forest in the Otways. So small and so big.

Amongst Giants

(music video) Kenny Loggins: Outside From The Redwoods – ‘Danny’s Song’

Years ago, I enjoyed this concert on DVD very much, and just now got it out to have another look.

Even though these are young Redwoods, this must be a great setting for a concert in which love is showcased — to actually be there — and be able to look straight up — can’t be fully captured in 2D!!!

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 Kenny Loggins: Outside From The Redwoods

(audio) Kenny Loggins: ‘Conviction of the Heart’ – Outside From the Redwoods

After Kenny sang this at the PAC in Anchorage, Alaska, I stood to show my appreciation. I was surprised when no one else joined me, since to me, this is such a great song — my favorite by  Kenny.

To me, this song is about attitude, when we stand up for what really is right.

Great lines:

How long must we wait to change
This world bound in chains that we live in
To know what it is to forgive,
And be forgiven?

Do you care enough
To talk with Conviction of the Heart?

‘ONE!’

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Live, Outside from the Redwoods version:

Studio version:

(video) Young Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest – New Zealand!

The Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest

 

(2 min video) Magnificent Giant Tree: Sequoia in a Snowstorm | National Geographic

Magnificent Giant Tree: Sequoia in a Snowstorm | National Geographic

 

(video) David Milarch at TEDx: Replanting Redwoods!!!

The man who planted trees – pay it forward to the year 4012: David Milarch at TEDxSanJoseCA

 

(1 hr video) Richard Preston, author of ‘The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring,’ tells the story of Steve Sillett, who discovered a mysterious world hidden in the canopy biosphere of the largest and tallest organisms in the world above California

Fuzzy picture, but fascinating talk!

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Wild Trees: Uncharted Canopy Biosphere of Redwoods

 

(video) The Redwoods – World Tallest Trees — A 3 minute visual-poetic film laced with information tidbits

The Redwood Trees – World Tallest Trees.

 

(video animation) What’s hidden among the tallest trees on Earth? – Story of Steve Sillett’s bold (if not a little dangerous) exploration of the canopy of an ancient Redwood

What’s hidden among the tallest trees on Earth? – Wendell Oshiro

 

(video) View from the Treetops | National Geographic — How do you SCALE A GIANT whose lowest branches can be 200 feet off the ground? • Steve Sillett: “It MAKES YOU REALIZE there’s something MUCH GREATER than yourself, SO MUCH VASTER than you”

Blurry footage from NatGeo, but it’s Steve Sillett!

Clip from: “Climbing Redwood Giants,” a 1 hour, NatGeo documentary

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Peter Coyote (narrator): “How do you scale a giant whose lowest branches can be 200 feet off the ground?”

Steve Sillett: “If you’re lucky enough to get up into the crowns of one of these trees, it puts your own insignificant existence in perspective. It makes you realize that there’s something much greater than yourself, so much vaster than you.”

Transcribed by Jeff Fenske

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View from the Treetops | National Geographic

 

(video) Steve Sillett, PhD. Sequoia/Redwood Canopy Research, Humboldt State U

Footage is somewhat blurry, but Steve is the man!

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Steve Sillett, PhD. Sequoia/Redwood Canopy Research, Humboldt State

 

(video) Measuring Redwood Giants — “We have 175 Redwoods now in the world that are over 350 feet tall” • Steve Sillett’s team measures every branch of many

“We have 175 Redwoods now in the world that are over 350 feet tall.”

– Steve Sillett

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Measuring Redwood Giants: Science on the SPOT

 

(video) Past, Present and Future of Redwoods by Stephen Sillett — Biggest Trees They Measured: HEIGHT – Redwood: 380 feet / Sequoia: 316 feet • AGE – Sequoia: 3240 years / Redwood: 2500 years • WEIGHT – Redwood: 425 tons / Sequoia: 550 tons • VOLUME – Redwood: 1,103 cu m / Sequoia: 1512 cu m • LEAVES – Redwood: 1.12 billion / Sequoia: 1.94 billion & GOOD NEWS on aging!

Gold mine of information! Stephen even explains how they obtained these figures!

My notes below:

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Past, Present and Future of Redwoods: A Redwood Ecology and Climate Symposium by Stephen Sillett – Save the Redwoods League

In the video’s cover image, “DTB” is diameter at top of buttress, and “DBH” is probably diameter at base height.

Ring width declines as trees get older, while rate of wood production increases.

“A tree’s rate of wood production continues to increase with size (e.g., leaf area) until near death.”

GOOD NEWS ON AGING:

“In this complete data set of all of our trees, only two trees have significant negative trends of growth in the last 100 years.” One is in the deepest of shade, and the other is in a swamp.

“The Redwoods, taken as a whole, in the old-growth forests of California, are growing faster now than they did in the past.” Same is true of Sequoias.

“Does a tree’s responsiveness to a changing climate diminish with age? No, regardless of age, tree growth responds to changes in the environment.”

How big are these trees they measured? [@19:40, apparently, these two are slightly less than the two record trees. Stephan says: “they’re actually number two of each, but they’re darn close to being the biggest.”]

WEIGHT – Redwood: 425 tons | Sequoia: 550 tons

VOLUME – Redwood: 1,103 cubic meters | Sequoia: 1512 cubic meters

LEAVES – Redwood: 1.12 billion | Sequoia: 1.94 billion

HEIGHT – Redwood: 115.72 m/380 feet | Sequoia: 96.29 m/316 feet

AGE – Sequoia: 3240 years (>1500 rare) | Redwood: 2500 years (>2500 rare)

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Stephen Sillett FINAL

 

(video) Avenue of the Giants – Humboldt Redwoods State Park, California

Avenue of the Giants – Humboldt Redwoods State Park, California

 

(video) Giant Ascent: Chris Sharma Free Climbs Huge Redwood

Minute-4: Spectacular, give-God-glory views from above!!!

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Giant Ascent: Chris Sharma Free Climbs Huge Redwood w/ Help of Scientists

 

(video) Super Trees: Climbing a 3200 year-old Giant Sequoia | Nat Geo Live

This tree is about 3200 years-old and is the 2nd largest tree on earth!

Redwoods get taller though.

How they got the shot!

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Super Trees: Climbing a Giant Sequoia | Nat Geo Live

 

(video) Ground to Crown: Climbing the Giant Sequoia — Slingshot or Crossbow • View from the canopy! • Tiny size of a single seed! • M&M-to-mouth toss record

Redwoods can be 150 feet taller than this giant Sequoia!

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7:25 Slingshot or Crossbow

11:00 View from the canopy!

17:57 Tiny size of a single seed!

18:25 M&M-to-mouth toss record!

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Ground to Crown: Climbing the Giant Sequoia

(video) Experience the Magic of Redwood National Park | Short Film Showcase

Experience the Magic of Redwood National Park | Short Film Showcase

 

(video) Redwood – The Tallest Trees On Earth – Film Trailer with Music in 4k (UHD)

Redwood – The Tallest Trees On Earth – Film Trailer with Music in 4k (UHD)