I believe it is now illegal to cut them down. There is a show on cable I have seen once(?) maybe twice. I believe it is called redwood builders(?) or something similar. They have several partners (land owners) that own land with giant redwoods on them and get stumps... etc. from them to build custom order items. As you can imagine one "stump" would keep most of us in wood for years.
I also found the bark quite interesting. I had read that it could be over a foot thick. When I got there and touched one I was surprised to find that it is spongy. So much so that I was able to punch it full force like a punching bag. I am sad to report that my fist seemed to have little effect on the giant tree.
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