Redwood National and State Parks - CA, USA
One fascinating habit of coast redwoods is the fact that they can clone themselves! 
Burls are masses or bumps of dormant sprout tissue that wait until the right moment to sprout. Usually, those right moments occur after the tree is damaged. Trees that come from burl sprouts have an advantage in that they use the parent tree’s root system, allowing them to grow higher faster than if they were to start from seed. Unlike their seed-started counterparts, the trees that grew from burls are the exact copy of their parent tree—right down to the DNA!

One fascinating habit of coast redwoods is the fact that they can clone themselves!

Burls are masses or bumps of dormant sprout tissue that wait until the right moment to sprout. Usually, those right moments occur after the tree is damaged. Trees that come from burl sprouts have an advantage in that they use the parent tree’s root system, allowing them to grow higher faster than if they were to start from seed. Unlike their seed-started counterparts, the trees that grew from burls are the exact copy of their parent tree—right down to the DNA!

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    I’m working on a burl of my own. Best way to have children.
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