Who We Are

We love big trees—and the planet.

We are connecting people with coast redwoods and giant sequoias in the Pacific Northwest, assisting migration of these magnificent trees for climate adaptation and enhancing our region's resilience and natural beauty.

PropagationNation was founded by three Boeing retirees in 2019. Since then, we’ve facilitated the planting of thousands of coast redwood and giant sequoia saplings in more than 70 communities across 10 different Washington counties.

But we’re ready to do more—much more.

PropagationNation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Our directors are unpaid.

Every dollar raised goes to furthering our mission.

Philip Stielstra

Philip Stielstra

President and Co-founder
Bob Bashor - founder - 2017

Bob Bashor

Co-founder and Board Member
Fred Korn - founder - 2017

Fred Korn

Co-founder and Board Member
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Bob Barnes

Director of Horticulture & Design

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Jon Stielstra


Ted Lagreid

Director of Partnership Development and Marketing


Liv Haltermon

Communications Specialist
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Shaina Thompson

Customer Support Coordinator

Our Partners


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PropagationNation is fueled by a passion for trees and a commitment to simple actions that will help heal the planet.