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?
A wonderful new article in The New York Times Magazine delves into efforts of two nonprofit organizations to use assisted migration to conserve coast redwood trees.
Archangel captured genetics and propagated copies from one of the world’s largest trees, the Waterfall Giant Sequoia. Look at the trees now!
Archangel provided Champion Giant Sequoia saplings that were planted in Manistee County, northwest lower Michigan.