NBC Nightly News shared our story about our work to clone these great forest giants. Most importantly, it’s the story of the rebirth of the oldest and largest tree specimens that ever lived in order to help all people and the environment.
This story from NBC News appeared on January 7, 2012. Problems with video? Try this link.
Towering above the ground for thousands of years, the giant redwoods were no match for man. Split and sawed for timber, fewer than 5% of the gentle giants are still standing. The oldest and biggest were taken first. At 30 feet across, the stump featured in this story is wider than any tree living today. It once stood 40 stories tall, but over 150 years after it was chopped down, it is sprouting new growth. This is what Archangel is now turning into a new generation.
Thanks to Chris Benjamin, Sossy Dombourian, and reporter Kristen Dahlgren, with NBC Nightly News for broadcasting this story.
You can learn more about the science behind the beneficial nature of trees, and about Archangel co-founder David Milarch’s story in this fascinating bestselling book by science author Jim Robbins, The Man Who Planted Trees: Lost Groves, Champion Trees, and an Urgent Plan to Save the Planet. Find out more about the book here.