Planting redwoods in Kenmore

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

This tree was several thousand years old
Seedlings from trees like this were planted in Kenmore
Photo courtesy City of Kenmore

In January 2017, Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, a non-profit organization that locates and propagates the world’s largest and most iconic trees, contacted the City of Kenmore to donate clones and offspring of Coast Redwood trees taken from multi-thousand-year-old trees.

The Archangel Ancient Tree Archive has produced and planted over 300,000 individual trees with a wide reach across seven countries. Increasing global climate awareness, the non-profit group has begun to garner attention, having several articles were written about their work as well as the production of an award-winning short film “Moving the Giants – An Urgent Plan to Save the Planet.”

Ten redwood seedlings were planted
in Kenmore parks
Photo courtesy City of Kenmore

Kenmore received 10 of these individual young trees from Michigan. Currently standing approximately 15-20 inches tall, these lovely specimens will be about 100 - 150 feet in height and up to four feet in diameter in 50 years!

You can find Kenmore’s newest trees in four different City parks: Rhododendron, Wallace Swamp Creek, Northshore Summit, and Linwood Park.

To learn more, visit the project website.


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