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An 'albino'[a] redwood is a redwood tree which is unable...

wikipedia - 13 Sep 2016
An 'albino'[a] redwood is a redwood tree which is unable to produce chlorophyll, and so has white needles instead of the normal green. It survives by obtaining sugar through the connections between its roots and those of neighboring normal redwood(s), usually the parent tree from whose base it has sprouted. (Sap exchange through roots is a general phenomenon among redwoods.) About 400 are known. They can be found in both Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park and Humboldt Redwoods State Park, with e
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Learn about albino redwoods at Humboldt Redwoods State Park

Eureka Times Standard - 02 Sep 2017
Local arborist Tom Stapleton is set to hold a guided tour of Humboldt Redwoods State Park on Saturday afternoon to view the largest albino redwood tree known to exist, according to the state park. The 90-minute walk will begin at the Humboldt Redwoods ...
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Mystery Of California's Albino Redwoods May Be Finally Solved

DOGOnews - 30 Jun 2017
To investigate the age-old mystery, the 22-year-old biologist, who has been intrigued by the albino redwoods since he first heard of them as a teenager, teamed up with Tom Stapleton, a certified arborist who has spent years researching the unusual ...
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The mystery of the 'ghost trees' may be solved

Washington Post - 07 Oct 2016
HENRY COWELL REDWOODS STATE PARK, Calif. — The redwood appears like a phantom: as if from thin air. What looked like a trick of the light a moment ago materializes into a trunk, branches, needles — a tree, roughly the height of a man, with delicate ...
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Albino redwoods: Mystery of 'ghosts of the forest' may be solved

The Mercury News - 11 Sep 2016
For 150 years, they've been a mystery: white trees in the middle of deep green California redwood forests. Scientists know that albino redwoods are genetic mutations that attach themselves to the roots and branches of normal redwood trees and live by ...
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The mystery of California's 'albino' redwoods could be solved

Earth Touch - 21 Sep 2016
Without chlorophyll, these trees lack the ability to produce precious sugar, so they must sponge off the root systems of healthy redwoods to survive. Because of their reliance on a "parent" tree, albino redwoods have been called parasites over the ...
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Hike: Different way to see Muir Woods

Marin Independent Journal - 03 Sep 2017
Off shore from Muir Woods, the Cordell Bank and Greater Farallones national marine sanctuaries are also threatened. Turning right on the main trail through Muir Woods, you pass Fern Trail on your right. Stay on the main trail and just past that ...
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Albino Redwoods

Daily Triplicate - 28 May 2016
With red-barked trunks bearing limbs hundreds of feet off the ground, needles dripping with summer fog, Sequoia sempervirens appear otherworldly to many visitors. To Thomas Stapleton, the coast redwood was a normal part of growing up in Sonoma until ...
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New Science Helps Understand Redwood Ghosts

Bay Nature - 01 Jan 2017
Albino redwood trees, first documented in 1866, have been a mystery for as long as we've known they were out there. More than 400 albino redwoods have been found in California and the Pacific Northwest, with the greatest concentration occurring in ...
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Rare Half-Albino Redwood Tree Is Safe, For Now

Smithsonian - 30 Jul 2014
A rare, half-albino redwood tree in California was slated to be cut down this spring, as Smithsonian wrote in March. But residents of Cotati, a Sonoma County town, made a push to save the tree, and the regional railroad that was planning to raze it has ...
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The mysterious world of albino redwood trees

Mother Nature Network (blog) - 15 Apr 2015
As long as they've sprouted close enough to a healthy, non-albino redwood (usually their parent tree), they are able to graft their roots onto the healthier individual and absorb important photosynthesized nutrients. On the surface, it sounds like ...
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Coast Line: Redwood researcher Zane Moore to speak

Santa Cruz Sentinel - 24 Aug 2017
Zane Moore, a redwood researcher, will speak at 7 p.m. Friday at Big Basin State Park about Big Basin's tallest tree in the world south of San Francisco, and then discuss the extremely rare albino redwoods, considered by some to be the redwoods ...
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Stalking Down Answers: Why Are Some Redwoods White?

Smithsonian - 19 Sep 2016
Ghost-like trees lurk in the dark understory of California's redwood forests, appearing as white apparitions among their towering brown and green neighbors. The pale trees, known as albino redwoods, have long been a mystery to researchers, but new ...
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This Albino Redwood Tree Isn't Dead — But It Came Close

NPR - 28 Jul 2014
SHAPIRO: And does that make this tree kind of half albino and half not? MOORE: Yes, that makes this tree half albino and half normal, green redwood. SHAPIRO: Explain how rare a tree like this is. MOORE: OK, well, the tree like this - a chimera - is ...
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Mysterious 'ghost redwoods' may survive to help nearby trees

Treehugger - 11 Oct 2016
Albino redwoods shouldn't exist, but they do. Now a biologist finds a possible explanation in the tree network that thrives beneath the forest floor. Rare in their improbable shimmering white, albino redwoods defy the popular logic of trees. With a ...
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11 facts about coast redwoods, the tallest trees in the world

Treehugger - 29 Aug 2017
Sturdy, stalwart, and superlatively statuesque, California's coast redwoods stand out as some of the most impressive organisms on the planet. Before the 1850s, coast redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) luxuriated amongst some 2 million acres of California ...
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One of World's Ten Albino Redwoods Might Be Cut Down

Smithsonian - 14 Mar 2014
Only a few albino redwood trees are known to exist. These trees cannot produce chlorophyll, and their needles appear white. As NPR writes, they are sometimes called “ghost trees” due to their unusual appearance. Because the trees are lacking in ...

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