AATA Living Archives Save Genetics for Future Generations
After trees propagated by Archangel Ancient Tree Archive and grown to a height suitable to survive in the wild, they are replanted to form an archive, or a living library of Champion trees, where they can safely grow into the future and be available for further study and preservation. Even after they’re planted, these special trees need care like watering to give them the best chance to survive.
Success to date: AATA has established living archives containing hundreds of vital trees in Michigan, the first “super grove” in southern Oregon – forming an archive of clones of the largest and oldest coast redwoods. In association with our partners at The Eden Project in Cornwall, England, a grove of Archangel Champion Coast redwood trees were planted to create Europe’s first redwood forest.
Why Ancient Trees?
The Archangel Moving the Giants project made an important step forward with a celebratory planting in Seattle on December 10, 2016.read more
Our David Milarch contributed to this fascinating story of how research centers are preserving the genetic basis of plant life in order to help humans adapt to future global climate change.read more
Archangel Ancient Tree Archive collected 130 of the oldest trees in Ireland. These iconic trees, along with California redwood clones, were propagated and reintroduced into the Irish landscape through the help of our friends.read more
Thanks to Smithsonian.com for this fantastic article about the work we’re doing here at Archangel.read more