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In a quest to return to his climbing roots and to advance the understanding of California’s giant Coast Redwoods, Chris Sharma recently embarked on an unprecedented free climb in a Northern California forest glade. Using only his hands and feet and protected from falls by a rope and harness, Sharma collected valuable data from a soaring Redwood, located in a city park in Eureka, to measure tree water status as an indicator of how it has been affected by the current severe drought. Red Bull worked closely with two UC Berkeley Tree Biologists in preparing for and executing this project.

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  • Nuglar Says:

    17/06/2015 11:38:27 AM

    Never thought I'd see the day when ecophysiolgoy featured on a redbull channel! All I want to know is was that water potential from the lower or upper branches?

  • Zachary Meisel Says:

    16/06/2015 4:47:26 PM

    Thanks for representing my hometown Red Bull! I love that forest just as much!

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