We get up every day knowing that our work is vital to all living things on our home on planet Earth.
We are working in four main areas to carry out our mission.
Archangel Ancient Tree Archive carries out our mission by focusing on three main areas of activity: Propagation, Reforesting, Archiving.
Supporting these activities is an important education component that encourages the planting of the right tree in the right place for the right reason.
Working with some of the oldest, largest, and most important trees on Earth is a privilege that we take very seriously.
We have been fortunate to assemble a team of experts from many areas to help carry out our work. Our team of expert tree finders and climbers work to collect material from trees all over North America and Europe.
We’ve developed some of the most innovative techniques to work with these ancient forest giants.
While we do embrace traditional horticulture techniques, some of the techniques developed by our team of horticulture and botany experts are used to propagate the cuttings of these trees in ways that traditional science said was not possible for ancient trees.
To plant our saplings, we work with diverse groups such as conservation districts, bands of Native Americans, and even Eagle Scouts and regular people interested in enhancing and protecting the environment where they live.
We’ve created living archives in many areas in the world, including in our home state of Michigan. We have also partnered with groups that have trust properties that accept our trees, ensuring that the hard work expended to capture these tree genetics will live on for generations to come.
Even though we have made great strides, there is still much to do, and we can’t do it alone. With over eight thousand tree species on the endangered species list and our world in such ecological peril, we cannot rest until we are able to plant tens of millions of these important trees globally.