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 region which is the only redwood forest in the world.