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1000 Redwoods Project, 2021-2022

By PropagationNation Staff | November 3, 2022

The 1000 REDWOODS Project began as a dream—a vision of multiple “demonstration” redwood forests growing in Washington to show how the Pacific Northwest environment can support these trees and how quickly redwoods can grow. We wanted to build a groundswell of interest in the public by involving others, especially young people, in accomplishing this goal and inspiring them to pass the baton on to future generations. In October 2020, 300 giant sequoia seedlings and 1,000…

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Partnering with Archangel

By PropagationNation Staff | November 3, 2022

My name is Philip Stielstra.  I have been an avid supporter of Archangel Ancient Tree Archive since I first met David Milarch and his sons Jared and Jake in 2012 at their nursery in Copemish, Michigan. The mission of Archangel Ancient Tree Archive has 3 aims: PROPAGATE, ARCHIVE and REFOREST. Propagate the world’s most important old growth trees before they are gone. Archive the genetics of ancient trees in living libraries around the world for…

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The provenance of Archangel Trees

By PropagationNation Staff | November 3, 2022

Cloning the Biggest, Oldest Redwoods and Sequoias You’ve heard us talk about cloning trees—which you can do yourself—and about the work of the Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, a Michigan nonprofit that aims to preserve the genetics of the world’s largest and oldest trees. But where exactly do Archangel’s clones come from? Let’s find out more about these majestic giants. COAST REDWOODS The California redwood range extends 500 miles, from Big Sur up to the Oregon…

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Inspiring Action

By PropagationNation Staff | November 1, 2022

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 cuttings to make into new “old-growth” trees intended to help avert the disaster of climate change. It was truly a…

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How to Plant a Tree

By PropagationNation Staff | October 31, 2022
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 where it can grow and thrive for years to come—use our guide below. Locate the Root Flare The root flare…

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Clone Trees for Yourself

By PropagationNation Staff | October 19, 2022

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 the parent plant (barring any mutations). And if you had the biggest, strongest spider plant, your clone likely would be…

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Laurelhurst Park, Seattle, WA

By PropagationNation Staff | November 30, 2017

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 Elementary School students from three kindergartens and three third grade classes planted the trees on Nov 17, 2017. Seattle received…

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Sam Smith Park, Seattle, WA

By PropagationNation Staff | November 21, 2017

Arbor Day, October 14, 2017 – Seattle’s Sam Smith Park  

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Puyallup, WA

By PropagationNation Staff | April 5, 2017

Ten coast redwood saplings were delivered to Puyallup on April 5, 2017 for planting on Arbor Day.

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SeaTac, WA

By PropagationNation Staff | April 4, 2017

Five coast redwood saplings were delivered to SeaTac on April 4, 2017 for planting on Arbor Day.

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