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Joaquin Miller Park

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

Enjoy the redwood forest and chaparral trails of Oakland’s nature getaway. Shaped by writer and nature enthusiast Joaquin Miller, this ...

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In the Shadow of Giants

July 01, 2004 by Gordy Slack

The hills above Oakland once held some of the largest redwoods ever seen, one estimated at 31 feet in diameter. Ten million years ago, such trees towered over much of North America. Nothing in this long history prepared them for the coming of men, armed with axes and saws, who felled all of Oakland's redwoods in just 15 years. But even second- and third-growth redwood forests hold their charms, not to mention the subtle suggestions of the forests they can once again become. And you don't have to go too far from downtown Oakland to find them.

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The Changing Nature of Joaquin Miller Park

October 01, 2001 by Rex Burress

Over 100 years ago, poet Joaquin Miller found a refuge in the Oakland hills. Today, thousands of residents from the cities below are doing likewise in the park that bears his name.

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