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Ancient Tree Clones Planted

PORT ORFORD, Ore. — The Southern Oregon coast will be welcoming some old friends on Tuesday.

Michigan scientists have successfully cloned the world’s largest redwoods and giant sequoias, and will begin planting the clones near Port Orford. The original trees came from Northern California, some were cut down more than a century ago.

According to the man in charge of the project, the 250 clones are the start of a campaign he hopes will establish some of the fastest growing trees in the world to combat global warming.