Our Growing List of Partners
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
– Helen Keller
We appreciate the support we receive from our partners to carry out our mission.
Bartlett Arborist Supply
Bartlett Arborist Supply and its owner, Jason Kappen, are a firm believers in giving back to the climbing community as well as the community around them. They strive to help new climbers and seasoned veterans of the trade through education and training in one of the world’s most dangerous professions.
Benzie Conservation District
Benzie Conservation District and AATA are working together to get more Champion Trees planted in the ground. BCD offered some of AATA’s trees this fall at their tree sale and plan to offer more at the spring tree sale. We are also coordinating to plant a parcel of land that has been gifted to BCD.
Beth Moon Photography
Beth Moon, fine arts photographer, has taken pictures of really old trees for many years. She has travelled around the world in search of notable trees for their size, age, history, and beauty. Her recent book, Ancient Trees: Portraits of Time features her captivating photographs of nearly seventy of Moon’s finest tree portraits as full-page duotone plates.
Bo Burke & Climb A Tree
Bo Burke is a Certified Arborist / Treeworker, Climber Specialist with the International Society of Arboriculture, and founder of Climb A Tree. Climb A Tree is a unique company that provides tree climbing instruction for all ages and abilities. Tree climbing is actually becoming one of the world’s newest organized individual sports, with its own competition circuit and champions. Participants are able to climb a tree during their first session. Advanced classes are also available for those with more experience. Bo volunteers with Archangel Ancient Tree Archive to climb the largest, oldest, and most iconic trees to collect new growth for Archangel’s propagation activities.
Biodiversity for a Livable Climate
The mission at Biodiversity for a Livable Climate is to act as a catalyst to restore ecosystems worldwide, pull carbon out of the atmosphere, and reverse global warming.
Education, public information campaigns, organizing, scientific investigation, collaboration with like-minded organizations, research and policy development are all elements of our strategy. Our primary current project is to re-direct the mainstream climate conversation from an almost exclusive concern with atmospheric carbon to encompass the entire carbon and water cycles and the regenerative role of biology. Emissions reduction efforts to date, while necessary, have been ineffective, and climate change is now proceeding not only from fossil fuel pollution but from its own self-generating processes.
The Eden Project
Eden is an educational charity. We built it because we are inspired by the belief that we can work towards a better future. The money we raise goes towards our work on public and formal education, research, conservation and sustainable futures. Find out more at EdenProject.com.
Sir Tim Smit, founder of The Eden Project, had this to say about our partnership. “Eden is about doing, in much the same way as Archangel is and put bluntly the world has too many philosophers and opinion expressers with no dirt under their finger nails. We salute David and his team and will work with them encouraging their work and offering what help we can. I have heard people say that the chances of success in cloning champion trees is less than promising, but my experience is that where there is a person that will not take no for an answer, magic can happen and it already is. My granny always used to say ‘before you die make sure you can say I’m glad I did, rather than I wish I had., Personally I’d like to have as few regrets as possible and I know I speak for many.”
Expedition Old Growth & Damien Carré
Based in the Pacific Northwest, Expedition Old Growth provides tours of the region’s beautiful forests while assisting adventure-seekers with their guided ascent to the upper most canopies of the majestically ancient trees. Along the way, we create a greater appreciation for the living habitat and unique flora thriving at the forest floor and up into the tree-tops. Founder Damien Carré is driven by his passion to continue exploring creative methods to engage others in appreciating this rare gem we call Earth. He is a Certified Arborist and the owner of Oregon Tree Care, a unique company focused on tree preservation in one of Arboriculture’s premier locations. He takes pride in precision, skill, and community development through his work and philanthropic ventures. He currently resides on the Board of Directors for a local group, Ascending The Giants, who complete expeditions to track the champion trees of the world.
Interlochen Center For The Arts
The grounds at Interlochen have served as a host for some Champion Trees for years. AATA is thrilled to continue on where Champion Tree Project International started and continue planting select Champion Trees at Interlochen Center for the Arts to grow on for decades.
Greystone Gardens and its owner, Tom Brodhagen
Tom Brodhagen is invaluable to us here at AATA as a consultant on all things disease, propagating and growing. Tom works with us to develop propagation techniques and has also helped us grow some of our trees at his nursery when we needed space.
Marguerite Guzman Bouvard
Marguerite Guzman Bouvard is author of a new book, Social Justice and the Power of Compassion: Meaningful Involvement of Organizations Improving the Environment and Community that looks at how a single person, or a small organization, working at the grassroots level can make great strides in helping the marginalized and disenfranchised. The latest edition includes a chapter about Archangel Ancient Tree Archive.
Ocean Mountain Ranch
Ocean Mountain Ranch is the location of AATA’s first champion redwood and sequoia forest planting.
Located in the headwaters of the Port Orford Community Stewardship Area, Ocean Mountain Ranch overlooks Oregon’s first marine reserve and the largest remaining old growth forest on the southern coast. The ranch project is being developed pursuant to a forest stewardship management plan which has been approved by the Oregon Department of Forestry and will provide for long-term yield of high-quality hardwood, softwood, and wildlife habitat; while simultaneously serving as a sustainable model forestry-based mixed-use development incorporating residential, agricultural, educational, research, recreational, and industrial activities.
Plant It Wild – Frankfort, MI Chapter
The mission of Plant It Wild is to foster greater awareness and appreciation of the fragile natural environment of our region. Through direct efforts we work to preserve, protect, and promote the natural beauty of the area and its plant communities.
They are an independent, non-profit, native plant group based in Benzie and Manistee counties in Michigan, offering educational events on native plants. When possible and in an effort to fight invasive plant species, native plant educational materials are offered at their meetings.