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The Redwood, also known as the Coast Redwood, is the world's tallest species of tree. The tallest individuals near four hundred feet and can live more than 2,000 years. Redwoods belong to the Cypress family, and wild populations occur almost exclusively along or near the northern California coast. Redwood is a valuable timber species, and most old growth redwood trees outside of protected public lands are long gone.