We are a Michigan-based non-profit organization working on a global mission. We collect, propagate and archive the genetics of ancient champion trees from around the globe. We are planting trees to reforest the Earth. We invite you to discover our activities, see us in action in our videos, support us by shopping for Archangel logo wear and more in our store, participate in our blog, and let us know what you think by sharing your feedback.
Earth Day is a time for people around the globe to support environmental protection. It is estimated that one billion people worldwide will participate where they live to make a difference for the environment. Earth Day 2013 represents a turning point not only for Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, but also for the world. This Earth Day, Archangel has released into the world its collection of clones from the greatest coast redwood trees that have ever lived in an historic first ever global planting of champion coast redwoods to begin to rebuild healthy forests.
The coast redwood clones will be planted at nine locations on Earth Day in seven countries: Germany, Ireland, Wales, Great Britain, New Zealand, Australia, and in the United States -California and Oregon. Locating these trees in multiple locations worldwide will help to ensure their chance of long-term survival in the face of climate change.
The book by award-winning journalist and science writer Jim Robbins entitled, The Man Who Planted Trees: Lost Groves, Champion Trees, and an Urgent Plant to Save the Planet, argues that “trees and forests are the highest functioning members of ecological society,” and chronicles the adventures of David Milarch, co-founder of Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, who has dedicated his life to cloning and replanting the oldest, and most important trees on Earth. Robbins’ crystal clear science behind this noble effort reveals numerous fascinating facts about the importance of trees, such as how they perform vital services to our environment in absorbing carbon dioxide – a greenhouse gas, clean pollutants from the air, and protect our freshwater ecosystems.
The book was featured in the New York Times 100 Notable Books Issue this past December, and has also been featured in stories on NPR Weekend, CBC Radio, in The Times (London), and numerous blogs and internet sites. Your purchase of the book in our store helps to support our mission to locate, collect, propagate, and archive the genetics of these important trees. The book makes a unique and inspiring gift, and our store is the only place where it can be autographed and dedicated by David Milarch.