Replanting redwoods

By Nicholas Johnson | Mar 01, 2017
Photo by: Nicholas Johnson MCG President Gloria Flatterich, left, and Philip Stielstra of the archive, right, show Femi Browne, 8, and Lily Christiansen, 7, how to properly remove soil from around a sapling’s roots before replanting.

Children with Plant for the Planet visited the Mukilteo Community Garden (MCG) on Saturday, Feb. 25 to help deliver 10 redwood saplings provided by Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, a Michigan nonprofit that collects, archives and propagates old-growth trees before they are gone.

Children and adults worked together to transfer the saplings into large nursery pots at the garden, where they will remain for two years before being planted in city parks.

Mukilteo is one of 26 communities that has received a portion of 300 total saplings as part the archive’s Moving The Giants to Puget Sound project.

The saplings have the same genetic structure as some of the world’s oldest and largest trees, which have survived 3,000 years or more and have a high capacity to sequester airborne carbon.

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