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Friday, June 12, 2009

Redwood Forest Priority Mail Postage Stamp


John Muir, who is one of America’s most famous conservationists, spent his life dedicated to saving the California Redwoods. He would be so proud to see that the United States Postal Service has paid tribute to the beautiful California Redwood Forests. The Priority Mail postage stamp was released in January of 2009. It is digitally made with a stamp value of $4.95. The stamp ceremony took place at the Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park among the
Redwood trees.

The California Redwoods, in my opinion, are the most beautiful forests in the world. Giant Sequoias, Coastal Redwoods and Douglas Firs are all part of these amazing forests. In America’s not so distant past, the forests were cut down with little thought about the damage that was being caused to the land and the species that inhabited it. Through John Muir’s efforts, logging was stopped and these trees were saved.

Many of the California Redwoods are over 300 years old and are some of the oldest trees in the world. They are named for the color of their bark and heartwood. They are the tallest living trees in the world. The trunks alone are so large that when a cavity is formed, a car can drive through them.

Today the Redwoods are protected and are a treasured part of the western landscape. Thousands of visitors enjoy their majestic quality each year. Redwood National Park, Yosemite, and John Muir Woods are a few of the most favored destinations in California.

Stamp Center has this beautiful Redwood Forest Priority Mail postage stamp ready to ship to you.

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