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The Fieldbrook Stump, a 3,500 year old coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) with a 35-foot diameter, was successfully cloned in 2011. Photo: courtesy of Archangel Ancient Tree Archive.
In its first effort to recreate a champion tree old growth forest, last winter Archangel Ancient Tree Archive successfully planted a four-acre grove of 2,000 to 3,000-year-old coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) and giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) clones near Port Orford, Oregon.

3,000 year old giant sequoia (Sequoidendron giganteum) cuttings. Photo: courtesy of Archangel Ancient Tree Archive.
Propagation, archiving, and reestablishment of clonal materials from “champion” trees—the tallest, oldest, and largest of their kind—is the work of this non-profit organization whose goal is to create a living archive of genetically certified trees for future study and contribute to a sustainable environment by helping to reforest the planet.

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