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Posted: April 14 2011

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From Ancient Giants, Finding New Life to Help the Planet
By JESSE McKINLEY,  April 9, 2011 in the New York Times
FORT DICK, Calif. — Shooting skyward like a jagged knife, the giant stump in a cul-de-sac in this Northern California town is by all appearances dead and gone: ashen gray, hollowed by fire and sheared at about 40 feet by coastal winds or lightning.
But to Michael Taylor, a professional big-tree hunter, there are tantalizing signs of the stump’s potential.
“This snag is partially alive,” he explained, pointing to dozens of green sprouts on the trunk. “It has a lot of energy in it, and it will keep sending these up. They just can’t kill this thing.”
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