Inspiring Action

Inspiring Action

In May 2016, I joined a Tree Climbing Expedition led by David Milarch of the Archangel Ancient Tree Archive in the giant sequoia and coast redwood groves of California. The people I met were an amazing collection of dedicated, hard-working, fun-loving, adventurous souls—a group of volunteers who climbed trees over 200 feet high to gather…

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How to Plant a Tree

Mulching a newly planted tree

You have the tree. You have the site. Now you just need to dig a hole and plant, right? Unfortunately, it’s not quite that simple. Planting is its own science, and doing it improperly can lead to tree decay and death. To give your tree its best start in its forever home—and create an environment…

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Clone Trees for Yourself

How to Clone Redwoods If you have ever owned a common houseplant like a spider or pothos, you might already be familiar with taking cuttings to generate a new plant. But did you know that when you do that, you’re actually making clones of the original plant? The cuttings contain the same genetic information as…

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Laurelhurst Park, Seattle, WA

Redwood Grove Planted in Laurelhurst Park The ten saplings are only about 18 inches high now, yet they are genetically identical to some of the largest and oldest coast redwoods on earth.  They were planted in Laurelhurst Park as part of an effort to expand the presence of coast redwoods in the Seattle area.  Laurelhurst…

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