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Longshot effort to ‘save’ John Muir Tree in Martinez

Thursday, June 20, 2013

John Muir's Newly Planted Giant Sequoia, circa 1898That stately sequoia that naturalist John Muir planted in 1880 on his Martinez orchard property that has since become the John Muir National Historic Site is ill with a fatal plant infection. The hopeful news: a campaign is underway to “clone” the tree, despite a poor success rate for growing giant sequoias from cuttings. Mercury News writes about it.

That’s Muir in front of the tree about 1898; after the jump, a more recent photo, each via the Archangel Ancient Tree Archive.

John Muir Tree Today


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