To Live Forever: Among the Redwoods of Northern California

Photo: Félix Reskala

Video by Félix Reskala

GUERNEVILLE, California—Many attendees of the World Conference of Science Journalists 2017 had never seen a redwood tree. So it was no surprise that spots quickly filled up for a 30 October field trip to the Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve north of San Francisco.

The day included a walking tour with one of the world’s experts on redwoods: plant ecologist Todd Dawson of the University of California, Berkeley.

In recent years Dawson’s group has examined the intimate relationship between redwoods and fog, and he is examining how climate change might affect this iconic species.

Among the field trip guests was student journalist Félix Reskala of Mexico City. Reskala produces his own videos about science, so naturally he brought his camera along to document his walk among the towering giants. Enjoy his video: