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Cloning Old Growth Redwoods

 
 
Reply Thu 16 Jul, 2020 09:51 pm
https://www.treehugger.com/man-cloning-old-growth-redwoods-and-planting-them-safe-places-video-4856971

There is nothing like a coast redwood. Sequoia sempervirens is the planet’s tallest tree, soaring to heights of more than 320 feet into the sky. They have trunks of more than 27 feet wide and can live for over 2,000 years. Some of the arboreal gentle giants living today were alive during the time of the Roman Empire.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 16 Jul, 2020 10:55 pm
@edgarblythe,
your gonna need fog or some kind of misting system. There is an artificially establihed coastal redwood forest thats been established in New Zealand and it actually grows faster than the California trees.

You dnt need to clone them. Forest service actually sells "volunteer sets" of sequoias buds that arise as buds from dead root segments of sequoias that have blown over or were "logged" and the buds arise from the stumps. They replant many of the new trees from these stump volunteers and then, with the extras, they sell at the main park gift shop (because the dead stumps produce hundreds of the little volunteers on an ongoing basis for up to 50 or more years).

Lots of conservatories have hundred year old specimens in large glass framed sequoia halls. Theres one in the national Gardens, Le Dew, (near Baltimore), Longwood Gardens (near Philly) . Theres even several up along the Maine Coast.
With the exception of the Maine Species, the others need to have "artificial foggers"
farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 16 Jul, 2020 11:03 pm
@farmerman,
http://pics.davesgarden.com/pics/2015/12/28/Kell/0aca82.jpg

Hers a pic of the Grove of Sequois at the Longwood Gardens near Kennett Square Pa. These trees were schlepped in and replanted maybe 100 yers ago and theyve been tended and they grew like hell
izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 17 Jul, 2020 09:21 am
@farmerman,
There’s one in the New Forest.
farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 17 Jul, 2020 10:44 am
@izzythepush,
UK and Ireland are nicely shielded by the Gulf STream so Ive seen palms in London and in the open in Dublin
Ragman
 
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Reply Fri 17 Jul, 2020 11:44 am
@farmerman,
Southwestern Switzerland nearest near Lake Geneva also has palms. I’ve seen them in person.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Fri 17 Jul, 2020 11:55 am
@farmerman,
We loved Longwood Gardens and the Conservatory when we last visited there 3 years ago. Took our NZ friends to see them and the Lancaster Amish countryside.
farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 17 Jul, 2020 04:20 pm
@Ragman,
your lucky you didnt get accosted by Amish Bikers. Heres an AMISH BIKER GANG. Thee guys are mean , especially when thyre wearing their colors.  https://tse3.mm.bing.net/th/id/OIP.enl41nPs3rHkX2lEDquWhQHaE0?w=280&h=182&c=7&o=5&dpr=1.5&pid=1.7
RABEL222
 
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Reply Fri 17 Jul, 2020 04:29 pm
@farmerman,
Give me a break! My muzzle loader can outrage their bow and arrows any day of the week.
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roger
 
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Reply Fri 17 Jul, 2020 08:13 pm
@farmerman,
There are other choices. I think the brands are called Kick bikes and Foot bikes. Less weight and maybe better designed. They are Not cheap, especially considering they don't have the costs of chains, sprockets, and shifters.

I got to do a short test ride on one of them, and it was lots more fun than it looked.
farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 17 Jul, 2020 08:23 pm
@roger,
they just call em scooters around Amiish country. I had a scooter as a kid but it didnt have those 20" wheels. A coupla the Amish kids have fashioned electric motor versions, and since the e motor is only an "assist" they arent against ordnung.

These are close to Perpetual motion because they charge the batteries going downhill and usually thats enough to get you up the next hill if it isnt too steep. There is a conservation of energy thing goin on though, because somewhere on your route you will probably run out of juice and youll act as a scooter till a minimum charge is achieved so the ride is over say, 15 miles, then the battery craps out. (They use Milwaukee red lithiums) and these need to be fully drained and fully charged
roger
 
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Reply Fri 17 Jul, 2020 09:05 pm
@farmerman,
Of course they are scooters, but calling them bikes helps with the sales end of the business.
farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 17 Jul, 2020 09:23 pm
@roger,
uhhh, you a stockholder in the White Horse scooter and storm front buggy company
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farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 17 Jul, 2020 09:25 pm
@roger,
Imagine schlepping one of thos things to the top of Sandia?
roger
 
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Reply Fri 17 Jul, 2020 10:02 pm
@farmerman,
Not Roger. I was at Sandia Crest a few years and there was barely enough air for me to make it across the parking lot to the restrooms.
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