Another avenue that Chimera Redwoods is exploring is offering albino branches to the floral market. In 2016 albino branches from propagated subjects were trimmed and made into this beautiful arrangement. As you can see the result was surprisingly better than expected. Currently, research subjects are undergoing ‘longevity’ testing to see how long these albino redwood branches can survive without being attached to the parent tree. We hope one day that these beautiful branches will accent many floral decorations in the future. On a green-friendly note, no albino branches are procured from wild individuals. All branches are grown from subjects in our greenhouse facility.
For more information on Tom Stapleton's progress, please see this article below published in a recent newsletter: