Answer: Stunted trees and shrubs caused by a complex ecological condition associated with underlying wave terraces and their unusual soils. The poor soil fertility and wetness of the soil restricts the growth of vegetation and induces a dwarf condition in many of the plants.
Question: How old are the trees in the Pygmy Forest?
Answer: Some of the growth lives for over a hundred years.
Editors Choice: Pygmy Forest
Here is Mendocino.com's Pygmy Forest site with some photos and an area map.
Mendocino oak largest in country KESQ - Palm Desert,CA,USA COVELO, Calif. After 500 years or more, an oak tree in Mendocino County has grown into the largest specimen of its kind in the United States. ...