Muir Woods- Ancient Redwood Forest. California.

Muir Woods- Ancient Redwood Forest. California.

Some of the world's oldest and largest coastal redwoods have been cloned and planted at Presidio National Park in San Francisco. A total of 75 cloned saplings now grow in San Francisco as a working attempt to bring back the ancient redwood forests throughout the world.

The Importance

Coastal redwood forests can sequester up to 250 times the quantity of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere over the span of their life, compared to an average tree. Arborists are using this unique property to fight climate change and bring back our once beautiful and luxurious forests. Over the span of approximately two and a half years, arborists were able to extract DNA from living tissue within ancient redwood stumps found along the Pacific Northwest. The DNA is then used to produce saplings, the clones of those endangered trees.

Strive To Revive

The initiative to bring back the ancient redwoods that we're once thought to be history is ran by the Archangel Ancient Tree Archive. The Archive has already revitalized nearly 100 saplings in Cornwall, England and a couple hundred in Oregon. They have plans to establish future groves in nine other countries. The savior of the ancient redwoods was rightfully titled the "fieldbrook" stump and is the major location that arborists were able to find living tissue samples for sapling replication. One day, arborists will be able to create a "super Grove" of ancient redwood trees to combat air, water, and soil pollution. The original redwoods are estimated to be around 400 feet tall and 31 to 35 feet in diameter. The world's largest tree today, "General Sherman" located in Sequoia National Park, is measured at 275 feet tall and over 36 feet in diameter at the base.

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Cheyann is a reporter at GoldenGOAT Articles that specializes in lifestyle, innovation, environment and the health care industry. After graduating high school with high honors in science and mathematics, she went on to college to specialize in biomedical engineering.