A research team associated with the nonprofit Save the Redwoods League is planning on sequencing the genomes of the coast redwood and giant sequoia.

According to a press release, the five-year, $2.6 million Redwood Genome Project hopes to be able to use their results to assess the genetic diversity within redwood forests to guide management plans of the stately trees.

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