Europe’s first redwood forest planted at Eden Project
Though there is 5,000 miles between California and Cornwall, south-west England’s warm, damp climate is expected to suit the redwoods perfectly.
40 coast redwood trees were planted on Monday, 14 March, at the Eden Project in the south-west of England, the first time a “forest” of these big friendly giants from north America has been introduced to Europe.
By the year 2050 they will soar 25m into the Cornish sky. If all goes to plan they will become a new landmark, thrilling and amazing people for many centuries to come.
The saplings arrived in Cornwall a year ago and have been grown on since then until they were strong enough to be planted out.
The project, a collaboration between Eden and the Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, based in Michigan, is designed to preserve the trees for future generations, by propagating the world’s most important old growth trees before they are gone, archive the genetics of ancient trees around the world and reforest the Earth with the offspring of these trees.
Source : The Guardian
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