The world has lost over 90 percent of its forests. We’re feeling the impact of this with increasing weather “events”.
One non-profit organization has been stepping up to help turn the tide by cloning and preserving some of our oldest and largest champion trees. And the latest example is Lady Liberty, a 2,000 year old bald cypress tree in Florida.
Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, an organization we’ve written much about over the past few years, has plans to scale this magnificent 89 foot tall tree sometime today and collect samples and genetic material so that they can clone and preserve it as part of their genetic living library of trees.
“Lady Liberty” has a 10-foot diameter and a 32-foot circumference. She stands in Longwood, Florida, only feet away from another famous giant – the approximately 3,500-year-old tree known as “The Senator” that burned down in 2012.
Many thanks to Archangel and its founder David Milarch for their continued efforts to preserve our nation’s heritage of trees so that our children’s children will be able to enjoy the majesty of Nature.