Montgomery Flat

Notes: Montgomery Flat is an alluvial flat located along Montgomery Creek in Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve. This marshy flat, which formed after an ancient landslide clogged Montgomery Creek, provides ample soil and water for tall coast redwoods to thrive. The steep canyon walls protect the trees from high winds and made the trees less accessible for logging before Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve was established in 1945.

Montgomery Flat includes the tallest tree in Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve (former world's tallest tree Mendocino) and 2 of the 20 tallest trees on Earth (Mendocino and Norman J. Hendry). The flat contains 18 trees taller than 350 ft (106.68 m) and 4 trees taller than 360 ft (109.73 m).

Mendocino is the tallest tree and Montgomery Giant is the largest tree on Montgomery Flat.

Montgomery Flat includes the following coast redwoods:

  • Creekside Cavern
  • Crescent Moon
  • Greyhound
  • Imperial
  • Ivory
  • Palisade
  • Puppy Burl
  • Quadraspire
  • Satellite
  • Swamp
  • R Tree
  • Tempest
  • William Harlow

Photos: Pictures of Montgomery Flat

Montgomery Flat - Lower Montgomery Flat Montgomery Flat - Mendocino Tree Montgomery Flat - Norman J. Hendry Tree Montgomery Flat - Montgomery Giant Tree