Arguments for Redwood Clonal Forestry

  • J. A. Rydelius
  • W. J. Libby


Some concerned citizens are cautious about clonal forestry because they worry about “fooling Mother Nature”. But Mother Nature normally clones coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens). Stump sprouts, or sometimes stem sprouts or root sprouts or adventitious shoots, produce multiple copies of successful clones in local clumps for two, three, or even more generations, occupying that site for centuries or even millenia (Fig. 1).


Successful Clone Sequoia Sempervirens Breeding Zone Clonal Forestry Root Sprout 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. Rydelius
    • 1
  • W. J. Libby
    • 2
  1. 1.Simpson Timber Co.ArcataUSA
  2. 2.Department of Forestry and Resource Management, Mulford HallUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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