Thursday, 22 February 2018 12:53

Chimera Redwoods Branches in a New Direction

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Another avenue that Chimera Redwoods is exploring is offering albino branches to the floral market. In 2016 albino branches from propagated subjects were trimmed and made into this beautiful arrangement. As you can see the result was surprisingly better than expected. Currently research subjects are undergoing ‘longevity’ testing to see how long these albino redwood branches can survive without being attached to the parent tree. We hope one day that these beautiful branches will accent many floral decorations in the future. As a green friendly note, no albino branches are procured from wild individuals. All branches are grown from subjects in our greenhouse facility. 

For more information on Tom Stapleton's progress, please see this article below published in a recent newsletter:

2018 Plant Breeders Newsletter



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  • Comment Link Marie McNaughton Saturday, 24 February 2018 19:43 posted by Marie McNaughton

    Hi, Tom!
    This is Marie McNaughton from the Cotati Historical Society. I'd like to write an update for our newsletter on the condition of the Cotati chimera. Could you give me a call (529-0734) and let me know what's new? Thanks.

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