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The Lost Redwood

written & directed by Jesse Andrew Clark

created in partnership with Northwest Documentary & PSU AS PART OF THE Canopy Stories PROJECT

TOTAL RUNTIME 14 minutes

One of a 12-film original collection commissioned by Northwest Documentary, The Lost Redwood is the telling of the miraculous rediscovery of a 3rd type of redwood tree long ago extinct in North America.


As American botanists raced to take credit of discovering a new species in the late 1940s, the original Chinese discoverer of the tree often went unmentioned in published literature.

Once reintroduced in America, Portland Oregon became the first home of a seed-producing Dawn Redwood tree after five million years of its absence from North America due to extinction.

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