AATA Living Archives Save Genetics for Future Generations
After trees propagated by Archangel Ancient Tree Archive and grown to a height suitable to survive in the wild, they are replanted to form an archive, or a living library of Champion trees, where they can safely grow into the future and be available for further study and preservation. Even after they’re planted, these special trees need care like watering to give them the best chance to survive.
Success to date: AATA has established living archives containing hundreds of vital trees in Michigan, the first “super grove” in southern Oregon – forming an archive of clones of the largest and oldest coast redwoods. In association with our partners at The Eden Project in Cornwall, England, a grove of Archangel Champion Coast redwood trees were planted to create Europe’s first redwood forest.
Why Ancient Trees?
E360 DIGEST, YALE ENVIRONMENT 360, DECEMBER 27, 2018. A team of arborists has successfully cloned and grown saplings from the stumps of some of the world’s oldest and largest coast redwoods, some of which were 3,000 years old and measured 35 feet in diameter when they...read more
BY RUSSELL MCLENDON, MOTHER NATURE NETWORK, DECEMBER 17, 2018. The clones come from trees that were larger than any alive today. A new "super grove" of endangered coast redwood trees has arisen in California, thanks to a nonprofit group that planted 75 saplings at a...read more
Tomorrow, Archangel Ancient Tree Archive will plant 75 champion coastal redwood saplings at the Presidio, a national site in San Francisco, that have the potential to grow into the world’s largest trees.read more
The Archangel Moving the Giants project made an important step forward with a celebratory planting in Seattle on December 10, 2016.read more