Sculpture Park plants sequoias and redwoods
Posted November 28, 2022 at 4:45 pm by San Juan Update
The San Juan Islands Sculpture Park shares news about some new, long-term additions to their collection.
The sequoias are now about three feet tall and the redwoods roughly five feet tall. The sequoias were started from seedlings and the redwoods were cloned from the largest and healthiest trees available.
With the new plantings, the Sculpture Park is now a repository of critical genetic information that will not only enhance the beauty of the Park, but create an extended habitat to mitigate against the daunting climate challenges facing these unique tree species.
The trees can grow up to three feet annually, so SJISP encourages visitors to take photos with the new trees and visit often to compare their photos with the trees’ growth over time.
We thank Philip Stielstra, president of PropagationNation, whose vision as a champion of redwoods and sequoias made the planting at the Park possible, and Bob Barnes, whose knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm turns little seedlings into the beautiful specimens now spreading their roots at the Park. We also thank Ted Lagreid for taking the lead on this project after a visit to the SJISP, and bringing the trees and the volunteers to help plant them.
San Juan Islands Sculpture Park is located next to Roche Harbor on San Juan Island.
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