Redwoods are one of the oldest tree species on Earth, existing since before the time of the dinosaurs. They also have a life span of two to three thousand years, however that is just the tree itself. Supporting this massive top is a network of roots that interconnect to the redwoods around them. Meaning that when you see a single grove of trees you are not seeing individual trees but one massive root bundle shooting up sprouts.
This allows the redwoods to survive fire and even logging, so the question is not how old are the trees but how old are the roots? These photos feature a couple of amazing roots to showcase the beauty beyond the sky scraper aspect of redwoods.