An archive is a living library of our champion trees, where they can
safely grow into the future and be available for further study and preservation

Success to Date

AATA has established living archives containing hundreds of vital trees in Michigan and by recently planting the first “super grove” in southern Oregon – an archive of clones of the largest and oldest coast redwoods.

Next Steps

To carry on the success of AATA, your gift will help us achieve these Reforestation goals over the next three years:

  • Additional cloning of champion and rare trees to expand the living archive from the current 70 cloned champions to more than 140. These are trees that we feel are most important to archive in living libraries and for reforestation to help restore planetary health through carbon sequestration and oxygenation.
  • Development of an infrastructure in the Copemish office to support scientific, technical, outreach, and fundraising activities.

To accomplish these goals, this will require additional private funding building towards the establishment of an endowment fund.

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Champion trees delivered to Eden Project

A shipment of 100 Archangel Champion Coast Redwoods were prepared from the Archangel propagation facility and delivered to our partners, the Eden Project in Cornwall, England.Read More »

University of Michigan Plants First Hippocrates Clone

The University of Michigan medical school is home to an Archangel clone of the ancient tree where Greek physician Hippocrates and his students learned from one another.Read More »

David Milarch Addresses Interlochen Students on Earth Day

On Earth Day 2014, David Milarch spoke with earth science students from the Interlochen Arts Academy before they planted Champion giant sequoias and an Archangel clone of the Hippocrates Sycamore.Read More »

Champion Giant Sequoias Planted on Arbor Day 2014

University of Michigan students and faculty members have partnered with Chiwara permaculture and Archangel Ancient Tree Archive to plant twelve Giant sequoia clones from Champion old growth forest trees on the grounds of the Nichols Arboretum on Arbor Day 2014.Read More »

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