"His name is Old Survivor. He's a redwood tree and he's old." - Gordon and Larry Laverty 1
There is a plaque in the parking lot of the Carl B. Munck Elementary (11900 Campus Drive) near Redwood Rd.. from which you can see the tree. The tree can also be seen from the York Trail. Actually getting to the base of the tree is fairly difficult.
This Aug 13, 1969 Oakland Tribune article (p. 28-A) describes the rediscovery of this tree by Oakland Parks Naturalist Paul Covel in what was then McCrea Memorial Park. A core ring count at the time by Glen Strouse at Humboldt State University put the tree's age at 415 - 429 years.