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?
Sequoias lay down roots in Michigan
Archangel provided Champion Giant Sequoia saplings that were planted in Manistee County, northwest lower Michigan.
Scientists Fight Climate Change by Cloning Redwoods and Sequoias
As climate change and wildfires deplete tree populations across the U.S., Archangel Ancient Tree Archive is using cloning technology to replant redwoods and sequoias and save their genetic material.
Grove of Giant sequoias being planted in the UK with saplings from California
A story in the UK Daily Mirror about One Life One Tree details their efforts to plant a grove of Archangel Champion Giant Sequoia trees in the cooler climate of Wales to preserve the species.