Skip to comments.Rare redwood faces chopping block in Cotati (Feds chopping it down)
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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Because it is the govt doing the chopping?
Where’s Jerry Brown?
Immovable liberal object meets irresistible liberal force.
I would not cut this tree down.
“Because it is the govt doing the chopping? “
Only if it is a left wing Marxist government. Then it is part of dear leader’s glorious revolution.
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?
It’s a damn tree. Cut it down...Plant 2 new trees. Geez...we’re obsessed.
The Feds get a pass because the left wing loons see them as kindred spirits....fellow travelers.
I am sickened by their hypocrisy.
Perhaps you missed the point where there are fewer than 10 left.
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!
Some of these trees are likely producing cones and therefore should be able to propagate.
Obama and his wife need new chairs and tables for their house. Maybe some paneling as well.
“....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.
You obviously haven’t read the 43rd Amendment, which empowers the Federal Government to get involved with all plant life.
Some trees are more special than others.
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.
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.
Thanks for the info.
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