Archangel Ancient Tree Archive (AATA) is pleased to partner with ReLeaf Michigan, the only statewide tree planting and education non-profit organization in Michigan. As part of the partnership, AATA will support and promote the Michigan Big Tree Hunt, a statewide contest to identify the largest trees in Michigan.

For over thirty years, ReLeaf Michigan has held a biennial BIG TREE HUNT across the state of Michigan, and this year, Archangel Ancient Tree Archive has joined as a Platinum Sponsor. The contest awards prizes for the biggest trees in each county and is open and accessible to all. Some entries could end up being Champion Trees and will be added to the Michigan and National registries!

Champion Trees aren’t just any tree. They are the species biggest, largest, tallest, and oldest trees. Finding these beautiful tree specimens of nature can be challenging, yet this is the mission of the Archangel Ancient Tree Archive! For over 25 years, the Archangel Ancient Tree Archive has propagated thousands of trees from over 100 of the biggest trees on the planet. Partnering with ReLeaf Michigan’s Big Tree Hunt will help AATA identify these Champion trees.

Now, in collaboration with ReLeaf Michigan, Archangel Ancient Tree Archive is reaching out to all Michiganders to help bring awareness to Michigan’s prized and beloved big trees! Started in 1993, the Michigan Big Tree Hunt’s goal is to celebrate our state’s beauty and create a fun way to gather information about Michigan’s biggest trees.

This program dovetails perfectly with AATA’s mission to Propagate, Reforest, and Archive the most important old-growth Champion trees to increase the genetic health of forests worldwide. The contest is currently underway and will run until August 2025.

For more information and to submit your tree, visit ReLeaf Michigan Big Tree Hunt!

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