Redwoods are thousands of years old. Can we save them amid climate change?

California’s ancient and massive redwoods are under threat from climate change, leading a group of activists and scientists to attempt their preservation through “assisted mitigation,” which involves planting these trees in new locations. This approach, which includes growing seedlings from cones or using clones, is controversial due to the potential ecological impact of introducing trees into unfamiliar environments. Despite this, the effort, led by a Washington state resident and supported by the non-profit Propagation Nation, is driven by the redwoods’ remarkable carbon capture abilities and the need to protect these iconic trees from increasingly intense wildfires and drought conditions.

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Dave Green

With a deep-rooted passion for nature and a decade-long journey nurturing redwood trees, Dave stands as a dedicated steward of these majestic giants. Over the past ten years, Dave has meticulously cultivated redwood trees, witnessing their growth from mere saplings to towering sentinels of the natural world. As a UK-based enthusiast, Dave has developed a profound understanding of the intricacies of redwood tree care, adaptation to local climates, and their unique appeal in British landscapes. Through Dave's expert insights and hands-on experience, readers are invited to explore the enchanting world of redwood trees and discover the wonders that these living monuments bring to our surroundings.