Archangel Ancient Tree Archive is providing copies of old-growth coast redwoods – Archangel Champion Trees – that will be planted in 26 Puget Sound communities this December and January.
Moving the Giants is a project that is extending the range of this iconic trees in the face of a changing climate. The 300 Coast Redwood saplings that will be planted have the same genetic structure as some of the world’s oldest and largest trees – trees that have survived 3,000 years or more and have the capacity to remove and sequester airborne carbon like no other species according to a team of researchers at Humboldt State University and the University of Washington.
A planting celebration will be held in Seattle on Saturday, December 10 at 10:00 AM at Jefferson Park, with the trees being planted by children from Plant for the Planet — a worldwide kid-run organization of 8 to 14 year-olds interested in tree planting, keeping fossil fuels in the ground, and fighting poverty through climate justice. Many other communities will host special events where these trees will be planted.
The cities surrounding Puget Sound that will receive the Archangel Champion Trees include: Auburn, Bainbridge Island, Bellevue, Bothell, Burien, Everett, Federal Way, Gig Harbor, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kent, Lacey, Lake Forest Park, Lynnwood, Mercer Island, Mill Creek, Mukilteo, Olympia, Puyallup, Sammamish, SeaTac, Seattle, Shoreline, Tacoma, Tukwila, and University Place.
The redwood clones result from the work of Archangel Ancient Tree Archive – a Copemish, Michigan nonprofit that collects, archives, and propagates the world’s most important old growth trees before they are gone. Their work is described in a 10-minute award-winning film by Michael Ramsey called Moving the Giants – An Urgent Plan to Save the Planet.
Attend the Jefferson Park event on December 10.