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Earth Day: Ancient tree clones planted

Scott Anthony PattersonBy Scott Anthony Patterson, Marketing Content Manager
On Monday, April 22, 2013
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Clone Trees

Lab News Daily is reporting an intriguing celebration of Earth Day! One group has managed to clone and plant historical trees with hopes of restoring ancient forests. Take a look:

A team led by a nurseryman from northern Michigan and his sons has raced against time for two decades, snipping branches from some of the world's biggest and most durable trees with plans to produce clones that could restore ancient forests and help fight climate change.

Now comes the most ambitious phase of the quest: getting the new trees into the ground.

Ceremonial plantings of two dozen clones from California's mighty coastal redwoods will take...
Read the full AP article "Group Kicks Off Earth Day Planting Ancient Tree Clones" in Lab News Daily