Coast Redwood Trees dying off in Southern California

(Last Updated On: May 26, 2015)

Southern California’s Coast Redwood Trees are the latest victim of the state’s severe drought. According to a report by, these beautiful trees are dying off throughout Southern California. At least 15 of them have been cut down in Glendale’s Verdugo Park, with 10 more potential casualties.

Other parks throughout So-Cal are seeing many Redwoods distressed, including a few within LA County’s Arboretum and Botanic Garden. Unfortunately, the concern over losing these iconic trees isn’t exclusive to California’s southern region. Concerns are growing over distressed Redwoods up North in the State’s historic Redwood Parks.

Roughly half of the Coast Redwoods can be found in Del Norte and Humboldt Counties. There’s one national and three state parks that are home to these amazing trees. Additionally, the Avenue of the Giants is a popular attraction for visitors to travel through some of California’s most cherished Redwoods.

The Northern Redwoods might suffer a few casualties but they are in a better environment to deal with this drought. Sadly, the Southern California Redwoods appear to be in harm’s way as they aren’t in a climate that’s conducive for prolonged periods of heat and water deprivation.