Wednesday, 14 June 2017 20:57

These Mysterious Pure White Redwood Trees Defy the Laws of Nature

Written by Tom Stapleton

 

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Here's an article plus phone interview with Zane Moore & Kaleigh Rogers from Motherboard discussing the ongoing experiments currently underway with chimeric albino redwoods. Although absent from the interview, Arborist Tom Stapleton is actively involved with these experiments by providing the chimeric albino redwoods necessary to hopefully answer the fascinating questions Zane has pointed out within the article. With their ongoing collaboration efforts moving forward, both men hope an exciting breakthrough can be made in the near future. Below is the link to the article.

Motherboard Science Solved It Article

 

Friday, 10 March 2017 04:11

Ghost-Busters: On the trail of the albino redwood

Written by Tom Stapleton

 An article featured in the American Conifer Society Central Region newsletter. Published with permission & courtesy of Editor Jerry Belanger: Coniferite 1

Thursday, 12 January 2017 03:57

New Science Helps Understand Redwood Ghosts

Written by Tom Stapleton

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After heavy metals were discovered in albino redwoods in 2016, Tom Stapleton and Zane Moore have teamed up to help further understand these new questions in albino redwood research. A select group of Tom’s chimeric albino redwoods are being tested with a specific heavy metal to see if this enhances albino redwood growth. The results may give us a better understanding of why we see these mutations in the wild and if redwoods are truly filtering out these toxins. Below is an article from the Bay Nature Magazine discussing the topic:

Bay Nature Magazine Article on Albino Redwood Research

Fellow research colleague Zane Moore shares his recent discovery about the ecology of Albino Redwoods in releation to soil toxicity. Learn what finally may be causing these mutations to occur in coast redwoods below in this poster & news links:

 

The mystery of the ‘ghost trees’ may be solved

Ghost Redwoods Mountain Echo Newsletter

Albino Redwoods May Hold Key to Understanding Forest Health

 

To best view this poster,  right click your mouse over the image and select: 'Open image in a new tab'.

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Friday, 09 December 2016 19:02

Chimera Redwoods Visits Ft. Bragg on September 4th

Written by Tom Stapleton

Once again Arborist Tom Stapleton put on another exciting booth presentation at the Forestlands Expo in Ft. Bragg on Labor Day weekend. Tom teamed up with Mendocino Redwood Company during the Paul Bunyan Days festivities in Ft. Bragg. Locals from the area had a firsthand look at some of the rare trees that Tom had in propagation. Tom explained that these trees are essentially the “Canary in the coal mine” telling us how redwoods are adapting to an ever changing environment where the implications of pollution may be having an effect on the redwood forests.

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Paul Bunyan (played by Mike Stephens) stands alongside Robert Douglas Senior Biologist/Forest Science Manager for Mendocino Redwood Company during the Paul Bunyan Day’s festivities in Ft. Bragg.

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