Future Tense is a podcast series from Australia’s ABC Radio National. They just released an episode that deeply delves into the value and challenge of using ancient trees to improve ecosystems and slow climate change. Listen to “How ancient trees could help in the fight against climate change.” We’re thrilled that our David Milarch was able to tell the story of Archangel’s work with ancient trees.

Unlike animals, trees don’t have a biological clock; they can live for thousands of years under ideal conditions.

Scientists say understanding how ancient trees have survived could help us protect forests from the ravages of climate change.

But working out how to propagate them is the tricky part.


Dr. Chuck Cannon – Director of the Center for Tree Science, The Morton Arboretum.

David Milarch – founder, Archangel Ancient Tree Archive

Assistant Professor Anna Trugman – Department of Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara

Professor David Lindenmayer – Fenner School of Environment & Society, Australian National University

Dr. Nathan Stephenson – Scientist Emeritus, Western Ecological Research Center, US Geological Survey

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