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Residents, city staff, nonprofit rally to save imperiled dawn redwood

Original post made on Nov 1, 2019

An ailing dawn redwood outside the downtown Palo Alto post office, a tree whose species dates from the time of the dinosaurs, may be saved thanks to residents, city staff and a local nonprofit.

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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton
on Nov 1, 2019 at 11:55 am

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The 1948 expedition was actually funded by UC Berkeley and the SF Chronicle and they sent Dr. Milton Silverman who was the SF Chronicle Science Reporter to China to locate the live Dawn Redwoods and bring back seeds. Silverman was the person who named the species the Dawn Redwood. The first US plantings were at UC Berkeley and in Golden Gate Park.

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