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Rare redwood faces chopping block in Cotati (Feds chopping it down)
pressdemocrat.com ^

Posted on 03/14/2014 2:58:56 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA

Standing inconspicuously beside a block wall across the street from a glass shop in Cotati is one of the rarest living life forms in the world, an albino chimera coast redwood tree.

Researchers say fewer than 10 of the genetically mutated trees are known to exist.

But if SMART's rail plans proceed, the tree — the largest of its kind — soon will be cut down so commuter trains can safely zoom past.

“This tree is irreplaceable,” said Tom Stapleton, a former Sonoma County arborist who is now based in Amador County and studies the rare mutations. “They need to do something more than just cut it down.”

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Where are all of the left wing loons protesting this? Why isn't this making the evening news?

Because it is the govt doing the chopping?

1 posted on 03/14/2014 2:58:56 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

Where’s Jerry Brown?


2 posted on 03/14/2014 3:02:37 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Immovable liberal object meets irresistible liberal force.

hmmm.


3 posted on 03/14/2014 3:05:23 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (HELL, NO! BE UNGOVERNABLE! --- ISLAM DELENDA EST)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I would not cut this tree down.


4 posted on 03/14/2014 3:10:46 AM PDT by Bobalu (Happiness is a fast ISR)
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To: Red in Blue PA

“Because it is the govt doing the chopping? “
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Only if it is a left wing Marxist government. Then it is part of dear leader’s glorious revolution.


5 posted on 03/14/2014 3:11:39 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: Bobalu

I would not either.

But why do the Feds get a pass from the left wing loons? Why aren’t they chaining themselves to the tree?


6 posted on 03/14/2014 3:12:30 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

It’s a damn tree. Cut it down...Plant 2 new trees. Geez...we’re obsessed.


7 posted on 03/14/2014 3:13:27 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Red in Blue PA

The Feds get a pass because the left wing loons see them as kindred spirits....fellow travelers.

I am sickened by their hypocrisy.


8 posted on 03/14/2014 3:15:00 AM PDT by Bobalu (Happiness is a fast ISR)
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To: Sacajaweau

Perhaps you missed the point where there are fewer than 10 left.


9 posted on 03/14/2014 3:15:23 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

cut down all 10 of them and it’s no longer a problem!

to the leftists the tree is nothing as long as everyone rides a commuter and eliminates their car!


10 posted on 03/14/2014 3:28:26 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: Red in Blue PA

Some of these trees are likely producing cones and therefore should be able to propagate.


11 posted on 03/14/2014 3:29:40 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Red in Blue PA

Obama and his wife need new chairs and tables for their house. Maybe some paneling as well.


12 posted on 03/14/2014 3:33:43 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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“....fewer than 10 left.”

It’s a genetic defect. More will come along randomly. It is not a question of a population being wiped out and a species going extinct.


13 posted on 03/14/2014 3:33:51 AM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: Red in Blue PA

http://www.mdvaden.com/documents/albino_redwoods_chimera.pdf


14 posted on 03/14/2014 3:36:11 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Red in Blue PA

You obviously haven’t read the 43rd Amendment, which empowers the Federal Government to get involved with all plant life.


15 posted on 03/14/2014 3:40:13 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: Sacajaweau

Some trees are more special than others.


16 posted on 03/14/2014 3:56:40 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Sacajaweau

Take cuttings and reproduce it exactly. It’s fairly easy. I did it for 23yrs in my ag/hort business. Cone seed don’t always come true to the parent lineage - there are genetic variations - but cuttings and root division always do.


17 posted on 03/14/2014 4:18:05 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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Read Post 14....Tom Stapleton is more than likely making money off this and will in the future.

And the tree can be moved.

Many years ago, we were faced with Dutch Elm Disease. One stand was found...and it appeared to be pretty healthy. Our local famed arborist treated them...and....voila....they all died. The arborist himself told the story at a "rather private" seminar I attended.

18 posted on 03/14/2014 4:24:42 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: carriage_hill

http://blog.savetheredwoods.org/a-perspective-on-albino-redwoods/


19 posted on 03/14/2014 4:26:41 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: carriage_hill

Thanks for the info.


20 posted on 03/14/2014 4:28:37 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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