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Ghost Of The Forest

Lead by Dennis Evanosky local historian and creator ofwww.oaklandhistory.com during a nature walk through Oakland's Redwood National Park on August 4 at 5:00 pm; educators at Baywood Learning Center an alternative school for gifted children located at 12000 Campus Drive Oakland California discovered a rare albino redwood in the Oakland Hills. Outside of areas such as Humboldt County’s Redwood State Park in Northern California, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Santa Cruz County and a few private estates in Monterey: very few of these ghostly aberrations can be found inside California or its sister state of Oregon.
Possessing 6 sets of chromosomes, albino redwoods' are considered to be hexploids. According to Sonya McLeod BA, DCH, RCHSom "unlike humans who are diploid, possessing only 23 chromosomes,  redwoods possess a greater potential for genetic experimentation." There are only 56 albino redwoods in the world all of which are located in California's coastal…