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Read our latest feature in the Seattle Times: Do redwood trees have a place in the future of WA’s forests? They’re already here

By Site Superuser Account | January 22, 2024

  We are excited to share that PropagationNation has been featured in the Seattle Times this week! In the article, Amanda Zhou delves into our work to bring more giant trees to the Pacific Northwest, the nuances of introducing coast redwoods to an area currently dominated by Douglas fir, and positive endorsements from several local scientists and tree farmers.    If you haven’t already seen it, check out her article below!   READ THE ARTICLE…

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Making of: Experience the Redwoods Project

By Site Superuser Account | December 5, 2023

Have you ever wished you could fly above the tree tops like a bird?   On August 8th, Evergreen Professor Mike Ruth and PropagationNation accomplished just that. But instead of trying their hand at metamorphosizing into avian creatures, the team employed a 21st Century approach utilizing a lime green Mavic 2 Pro drone to capture spatially accurate aerial imagery. Their goal: document a Redwood stand planted at the Port Blakely tree farm in Olympia, Washington.…

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The New York Times Spotlights PropagationNation!

By Site Superuser Account | October 25, 2023

We are so excited and honored to announce that PropagationNation has been featured in the New York Times Magazine! It was a pleasure to work with Moises Velasquez-Manoff as he took the time to understand our story and why Redwoods belong in the Northwest. We also enjoyed showing photographer Richard Mosse some of the amazing Redwoods growing in Washington state. We are looking forward to the idea of assisted migration of Redwoods becoming a more…

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Coast Redwoods Thriving at Washington Tree Farm

By PropagationNation Staff | September 27, 2023

Tree farmers from all across the Pacific Northwest (including Idaho!) flocked to a tree farm in Western Washington to attend the 2023 annual Washington Farm Forestry Association (WFFA) meeting and Tree Farm Tour. Despite not being foresters ourselves, PropagationNation was graciously represented amongst the ranks. Why? The destination of interest at the farm was a thriving stand of 33-year-old Redwoods glimmering like rubies in a sea of common quartz crystal.   While the exact location and…

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Changing the world, one tree at a time

By PropagationNation Staff | April 28, 2023

When I contemplate the vast array of issues plaguing humanity these days, most notably: climate change, I often feel overwhelmed and powerless. I wonder, “How can I, just one small person, even begin to understand how I can impact positive change on a greater scale?” Some days, the vastness of the issue and that question is crippling. But when those feelings arise, I try to remind myself that there is hope contained in even asking…

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Bob Barnes – “We are all connected!”

By PropagationNation Staff | February 3, 2023

When our founders sat down to come up with a name for our organization, they wanted to emphasize not just the trees, but also the people who make getting them from seeds to giants possible, the people who are working together to protect and serve planet Earth. Hence the “Nation” part of PropagationNation. It’s capitalized for a reason. Everyone who has ever received and planted our trees, all of our founders and staff members, all…

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The Power of Community

By PropagationNation Staff | January 23, 2023

On Friday, January 13th, 2023, PropagationNation joined OlyEcosystems in Olympia at Cooper Crest restoration site to help with reforestation efforts. Hundreds of PNW native plants, shrubs, and trees were planted at the site along with 25 redwoods donated from PropagationNation. We were fortunate enough to be joined by a group of 15 volunteers from TwinStar Credit Union in honor of their organization’s anniversary to help us get the Redwoods in the ground.      …

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The Power of Planting

By PropagationNation Staff | January 1, 2023

“Nobody is going to touch those trees. They are not going to be cut down or touched. These kids don’t forget. They know.” That’s why Ralph Munro, who served as Washington’s Secretary of State for more than two decades, believed it was so important to get kids involved with planting trees. And since 1992, students in Olympia have proven him right. Getting kids outside Rick Bird, then the principal of McLane Elementary, knew that many…

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PropagationNation volunteers light up Times Square

By PropagationNation Staff | December 6, 2022

Lindsay Lagreid and her dad, Ted Lagreid, spent the day of November 14 volunteering for PropagationNation by helping the staff at the San Juan Island Sculpture Park plant 14 coast redwood and 6 giant sequoia seedlings.  Who knew that two weeks later they would find their picture, along with one of the redwoods they planted, lighting up Times Square in New York City? According to Lindsay, here’s the story of how that happened.  “I work…

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Launching the 10,000 Redwoods Project, 2023-2024

By PropagationNation Staff | November 23, 2022
10-10,000 Redwood seedlings at PRT - Cottage Grove

PropagationNation’s mission is to propagate and grow millions of coast redwoods and giant sequoias in the Northwest. If you’ve been reading our site, you know that we’ve made some progress toward this mission. But while planting 1,000 trees a year is a great start, it’s just that: a start. And to make the difference we want to make, we need to get to that million-plus number. That means ramping things up by a factor of…

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