Earth Day is Honored with Planting of Ancient California Redwoods

Archangel Ancient Tree Archive begins reforestation efforts with Ceremonial Planting in 7 Nations

Archangel, founded by Michigan nurseryman David Milarch, spent two decades cloning the largest, oldest, most durable and most iconic trees, with the ultimate goal of restoring the world’s ancient forests and fighting climate change.

The organization collected tissue from the largest living California Redwoods and the largest stumps cut down over 100 years ago. Through a process known as Micropropogation, cells from Mother Trees will be used to produce millions of granddaughter clones that will help to absorb massive volumes of carbon dioxide.

Today, dozens of these trees are being planted in Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Ireland, Canada, Germany and the United States.

The mission of Archangel Ancient Tree Archive is three-fold: To propagate the world’s most important old growth trees before they are gone, to archive the genetics of ancient trees in living libraries around the world for the future, and to reforest the Earth with the offspring of these trees to provide the myriad of beneficial ecosystems essential to all life on earth.

For more information, or to donate to this important project, visit Archangel Ancient Tree Archive.

Christopher Daniels is Executive Vice-President of Greens Plus. He studied Holistic Nutrition at the Clayton College of Natural Health and currently directs Superfood Research and Product Development.

 

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