“Champion”ing the East Coast
Over 98% of our immense, ancient forests are gone, devastated by climate change, insects, fires, and human interaction causing an unprecedented crisis.
Our East Coast Champion Tree Collection gathers and propagates Champion trees uniquely suited to the USDA zones 3-6. We help replenish and reforest ecosystems on the East Coast harmed by illness, insect infestations, dirty air, big storms, and rising waters.
Support Archangel Ancient Tree Archive in its mission to identify, collect, archive, propagate, and reforest these important Champion trees and replenish our forests across America.
SUPPORT THE EAST COAST
CHAMPION TREE COLLECTION
Make a difference with any amount
ALL GIFTS MATCHED thanks to the Jonathan and Kathleen Altman Foundation. Every dollar you give is doubled.
- GOAL $25,000 56% 56%
The Jonathan and Kathleen Altman Foundation
SPONSOR A CHAMPION TREE FOR
CLIMATE RESILIENCY & RESTORATION
Our East Coast Champion Tree Collection will include some of the best trees for fighting climate change effects, such as…
American Holly provides cover for songbirds and mammals. The fruit becomes a choice food for grouse, quail, wild turkeys, and other songbirds. The flowers are also attractive to bees.
American Liberty Elm is resistant to Dutch Elm disease and is said to be unequaled as a shade tree.
White Basswood or Linden is sometimes called the “honey tree” because it is great for pollinators The leaves can be made into tea that helps with indigestion, and in cough and cold remedies.
Sponsor a Planting
2023/2024 Plantings will focus on newly-propagated Black Willow Champion Trees
Why Black Willows?
- Erosion control
- Toxin filtration
- Provides early nectar for bees
- Cleanses the environment of heavy metals
Black Willows (Salix Nigra) are native to the Eastern half of the United States. They are also known commonly as marsh willow.
When you give $1,000 or more
RECEIVE A FINE ART PRINT FROM THE BETH MOON COLLECTION
Earth needs our help. Forests are disappearing at such a rapid rate in the United States. Only 2% of our old-growth forests remain. Extensive logging, drought, wildfires, pest infestations, environmental pollution, and commercial development for hundreds of years has left our forests ravaged and diseased.
Archangel is committed to the solution, Champion Trees, and we need your help to succeed.
San Francisco Bay Area artist Beth Moon is well-known for her large-scale, richly toned platinum photography prints. Born in Neenah, Wisconsin, she studied fine art at the University of Wisconsin before turning to photography years later. Moving to England, she was inspired by old trees, and she decided to make a series of their portraits and started experimenting with her techniques with platinum prints.
These limited edition art prints are printed, numbered, and signed by Beth Moon on 300 grams cold pressed cotton paper, 9 x 12 inch print on 12 x 14.5 inch border.
With your gift to Archangel of $1,000 or more, you will receive a Beth Moon photograph of the General Sherman Giant Sequoia as a special gift.
Dominating the Sequoia National Park in California, this enormous giant sequoia is named after General William T. Sherman, a brutal union commander in the American Civil war. One must crane their neck to look 274 feet up to see the jagged, storm-battered top. The fire-resistant, cinnamon-colored trunk measures 85 feet at the base and weighs 1500 tons. Each year the tree adds enough new wood to make a 60-foot tree. A monument within the forest, this grizzled old titan is considered the largest living tree in the world and is believed to be around 2,500 years old.
Only 10 left in stock
When you give $100 or more