Redwood Trees Remind Me of Value Based Networking.

Redwoods grow so large (some 350 ft) and endure so many storms, you’d think they’d have large roots that go really deep into the ground.

The fact is that they don’t.

When we were at Muir Park in California I learned that the major roots are only about an inch in diameter. And instead of growing deeper, they grow out. They typically spread 50 to 80 feet.

So how do they grow so tall and weather so many storms?

It’s because the trees grow close to each other and intermingle their root systems! They grow so big and strong, because they are holding onto each other.

I think that’s a great example that there is strength in connecting with others.

image courtesy of nathan wells