Tall Tree Tour

Tall Tree Tour

Coast Redwood Grove in the Washington Park Arboretum We are excited to invite you to join us for a tour of a majestic grove of trees hosted by our founder and visionary, Philip Stielstra.   The Tall Tree Tour will take place on Saturday, June 15 from 10 AM to noon at the Washington Park…

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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

  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…

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Making of: Experience the Redwoods Project

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…

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The New York Times Spotlights PropagationNation!

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…

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Coast Redwoods Thriving at Washington Tree Farm

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…

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Changing the world, one tree at a time

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…

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Bob Barnes – “We are all connected!”

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…

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The Power of Community

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…

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The Power of Planting

“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…

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PropagationNation volunteers light up Times Square

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,…

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