Planting trees with the best genetics can rebuild an ecosystem

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The best trees, when planted in the right setting, can elevate the quality of all other similar trees in the area. This is our hope when a Champion Tree is planted. We recommend that no more than 10% of champion trees be used in a reforestation setting in order to maintain genetic diversity and allow the champion genetics to mix with the existing trees. We do not promote monocultures, but instead plan for the overall strengthening of the forests where our trees are planted.

At Archangel our motto is the right tree in the right place, for the right reason. Trees offer solutions for so many environmental challenges and with that in mind we plant trees for phytoremediation, carbon-stacking to fight climate change, erosion control, runoff management, watershed enhancement, and wildlife habitat to just name a few solutions.

The world’s forests have been called “the lungs of the planet.” Our intention is to help to restore the forests of the world by reintroducing specimens – from clones of ancient trees or proven champion trees – that have exhibited a proven longevity, or have shown other desirable attributes to improve the ecofunction of the world’s forests.

After working through the first steps of our process; Collection and Propagation, we develop planting projects where our clones of ancient or Champion Trees can be reintroduced to do the most good. A few of our recent planting projects are highlighted below.

Planting Projects

Partnership Announced to Reverse Deforestation and Global Warming

In an effort to reverse deforestation and global warming, Planetary Emissions Management, Inc. and Archangel Ancient Tree Archive have announced an experimental partnership to test new systems to integrate carbon measuring and environmental financial products. Read More...

Global Earth Day Planting Event

Earth Day 2013 represents a turning point not only for Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, but also for the world. This Earth Day, Archangel will release 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. Read More...

Students Replant Champion Black Willows

Students planted clones of the champion Acme Black Willow to reintroduce the tree into the ecosystem, and to help clean water and soil next to a parking lot at their school. They also got a boost from the knowledge passed on about propagation and planting of trees, and are participating in growing clones for replanting in the spring. Read More...

Champion Tree Planting & Port Orford Archive

In its first effort to recreate a champion tree old growth forest, Archangel Ancient Tree Archive successfully planted a four-acre grove of 2,000 to 3,000-year-old coast redwood and giant sequoia clones near Port Orford, Oregon. Read More...

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