After 2 decades of tracking down world’s oldest trees, group ready to begin planting clones

April 22, 2013 9:20 AM

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Ceremonial plantings of two dozen clones from California’s mighty coastal redwoods will take place Monday in seven nations: Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Ireland, Canada, Germany and the U.S.

Although measuring just 18-inches tall, the laboratory-produced trees are genetic duplicates of three giants that were cut down in northern California more than a century ago. Remarkably, shoots still emerge from the stumps, including one known as the Fieldbrook Stump near McKinleyville, which measu...

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