We're surrounded by redwood trees where we live. They are all second or third growth trees as this entire area was completely logged at the turn of the previous century. The redwoods are an icon to most people, because of their size. But when you have them in your yard, and you drive around them all the time, they're just "the trees". When we travel out of the mountains here, we really notice the difference, shorter trees make the world look very different.
Redwood trees showing all the new spring growth (the lighter green).The normally very dark trees have a frosted look as the new green growth shows off. The old leaves are shiny and hard, the new growth is matte and very soft.