Newton B. Drury - 14th Largest Coast Redwood
Height: 275.00+ ft (83.82+ m) Elevation: 300 ft (91 m) GPS Latitude: 41.39826
Volume: 29,770 ft3 (843 m3) Creek: Prairie Creek GPS Longitude: -124.02663
Width: 20.80 ft (6.34 m) Grove: Goethe Grove Discovery Date: 1990
Age: Park: Prairie Creek Redwoods SP Discovered By: Michael W. Taylor

Notes: Newton B. Drury, also known as Drury Tree and Drury Giant, is the 14th largest coast redwood, the 5th largest tree in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, and the 2nd largest tree in Mary Glide Goethe Grove. Naturalist Michael W. Taylor named the to honor Newton B. Drury, former director of the National Park Service and Save the Redwoods League. Though named to honor Drury and located near a sign for Newton Bishop Drury and Aubrey Drury Memorial Grove on Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway, the tree actually stands in Mary Glide Goethe Grove.

The trunk of Newton B. Drury is extremely large: 18 ft (5.5 m) wide 20 ft (6 m) above ground and still 16 ft (4.9 m) wide 100 ft (30 m) above ground. Numerous bark indentions seen on the uphill/north side of the tree represent scars from old logging undercuts.

Videographer Mario D. Vaden published an aerial flyover of Newton B. Drury.

Drive: Newton B. Drury Tree is 264 mi (425 km) north of San Francisco near the community of Orick.

From U.S. Highway 101 just north of Orick, take exit 753 Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway. Drive north 3.8 mi (6.1 km) on Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway to Newton Bishop Drury and Aubrey Drury Memorial Grove on the left/west side of the road.

Hike: From the Newton Bishop Drury and Aubrey Drury Memorial Grove sign, hike southwest 300 ft (91 m) on an unnamed trail to Newton B. Drury Tree.

Rating: Easy One-Way Distance: 300 ft (91 m) Ascent: 0 ft (0 m)
Time: 2 min Off-Trail: 0 ft (0 m) Descent: 55 ft (17 m)
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