A tree with friends in high place
Idaho nursery looks to a 139-year-old specimen for answers.
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After Foushee's tests, the regional geneticist will bestow elite status on parent trees in the next year or so, then request grafts from them for planting in a seed orchard near Bozeman, Mont.
Tree No. 6580's expedited progeny, whether elite or not, will go to the orchard sooner and should produce seeds to repopulate Jackson Hole in about 20 years.
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