Reforestation Reaches New Heights Thanks To Tree Cloning Efforts

A growing forest of cloned redwood trees, photo by Archangel Ancient Tree Archive

A growing forest of cloned redwood trees, photo by Archangel Ancient Tree Archive

The world is losing the equivalent of 68,000 soccer fields of trees daily. More than 7,600 square miles of trees are wiped out each year!

In the U.S. alone, up to 98 percent of our old growth forests are gone.

There’s a growing movement towards reforestation. Pacific Coast redwoods and sequoias, along with a team of committed visionaries, are playing a key role in this movement.

To learn how long-forgotten giant redwood stumps are being brought back to life to help reforestation around the globe, click here.

Saving our ancient giant redwoods could help save the planet

David Milarch The Man-Who-Planted-TreesAs the genetics versus Nature controversy rages on, one related issue may prove crucial to the survival of the planet.

Trees have an enormous impact on our planet. They act as natural filters, capturing carbon dioxide, help clean pollution from the air, and provide critical habitat for wildlife. They also contribute to the overall well-being and health of humans, our oceans and all life.

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Conservation group planting cloned ancient trees today

Archangel-Ancient-Tree-Archive 1Forests used to cover a large majority of land across the globe hundreds of years ago. Today forests cover just 31 percent of the world’s land surface. Deforestation due to logging, for agriculture and pastures as well as harvesting wood for fuel and industrial use have taken a heavy toll, wiping out critical wildlife habitat and releasing stored carbon into the atmosphere.

David Milarch, co-founder of Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, has been striving to help save some of our most ancient treasures – some of the oldest trees still in existence in the world. For the past two decades, Milarch and his two sons have raced against time, snipping branches and seedlings from the world’s biggest and most durable trees and have created clones of them in hopes of restoring ancient forests and helping to fight climate change.

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