Archangel Ancient Tree Archive carries out our mission by focusing on three main areas of activity: Propagation, Reforesting, and Archiving. Supporting these activities is an important education component that encourages the planting of the right tree in the right place for the right reason.
Working with some of the oldest, largest, and most important trees on Earth is a privilege that we take very seriously. We have been fortunate to assemble a team of experts from many areas to help carry out our work. Our team of expert tree finders and climbers work to collect material from trees all over North America and Europe. Some of the most innovative techniques are used by our team of horticulture and botany experts to propagate the cuttings of these trees in ways that traditional science said was not possible. To get the saplings planted we work with diverse groups such as conservation districts, bands of Native Americans, and even Eagle Scouts and regular people interested in enhancing and protecting the environment where they live. To grow many of the trees we propagate, we’ve created living archives in a number of areas in the world including Michigan, to partnering with groups that have trust properties that accept our trees to ensure that the hard work expended to capture these tree genetics will live on for generations to come.
Even though we have made great strides, there is still much to do. We can’t do it alone. With over eight thousand tree species on the endangered species list and our world in such ecological peril, we cannot rest until we are able to plant tens of millions of these important trees globally. We get up every day knowing that our work is vital to all living things on our home, planet Earth.