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Living fossils at the MBG!

Did you ever notice the 2 trees growing in the terrace next to Hardin Hall? They are Dawn Redwood, Metasequoia glyptotroboides. This plant is a living fossil of sorts. It was first described from fossil material in 1941 and later living plants were discovered growing in Szechwan, China 1948. It was found to be easy to propagate from both cuttings and seed. It is now available in the nursery trade worldwide. 
Posted by Rick Pudwell at 7:00 AM


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