This Earth Day/Arbor Day week we are partnering with organizations and supporters worldwide on Earth Day projects to plant trees and help increase awareness of the need for reforestation, including the development of living archives comprised of clones of superior old growth trees. A heartfelt thank you to those who have helped make these Earth Day projects a reality – especially the hundreds of Champions of Champions who provide financial support for us.
Become a Champion of Champions – use the image to the right as your Facebook profile pic today. What a great way to celebrate Earth Day!
- Interlochen Arts Academy students will plant trees: 25 cloned Giant Sequoias and one Hippocrates Sycamore to reinforce the introduction of a new earth science course based on Jim Robbins’ book about our work.
- A Coast redwood cloned by Archangel from the famous Fieldbrook Stump is now housed at Matthei Botanical Gardens at the University of Michigan, while students and faculty assess how many of the ancient trees it will require to offset the carbon footprint of the university. The students presented their study of how these Champion Trees can help the university be more sustainable in a presentation held on April 21. We say ‘Go Blue’! Find out more.
- Oryana Food Coop in Traverse City, MI will give away 1200 cloned Champion black willows and dogwoods free of charge to the community.
- Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City got a jump on Earth Day and gave away 250 cloned Champion black willows and dogwoods at their annual Dirt Fest on April 12.
- Michigan artist Jake Allen has donated all of the royalties from his new single “Mom” to Archangel Ancient Tree Archive. Get the Song and read all about Jake.
- On Earth Day 2014, the City of Bandon, Oregon will plant a Super Grove of cloned Champion Coast redwood trees in Bandon City Park in cooperation with the City of Bandon Parks Department and the Go Native! Project at Bandon High School.
- On Arbor Day 2014, two Hippocrates Sycamore trees will be planted in the rededication of the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. These are the clones of the original tree that was donated to NIH in 1961. Learn more about the Hippocrates Sycamore.
- Champion Coast redwood clones have been sent to the United Kingdom for Arbor Day planting at Pippingford Manor and at Tamworth.
- The Canadian Broadcast Company’s host Jennifer Grady is spearheading the Arbor Day planting of Champion Coast redwood clones in British Columbia, Canada.
You can become a Champion of Champions and make every day Earth Day by giving $10 per month for a year to plant one more tree.