Sunday, March 15, 2020
SAVING THE GENETIC HERITAGE OF OUR OLD GROWTH FORESTS
We hear so much of what is wrong and cruel in our society, but rarely learn about the many magnificent undertakings of various people and groups, such as the David Milarch at Archangel Tree Archive, who are cloning ancient trees to keep their genetic heritage alive.
According to the article below, "If you strike up a conversation with Milarch, you’ll get his life story inside of 10 minutes—from his motorcycle gang days in Detroit to the revelation that set him on his current path, involving a near-death experience, angels, and a disembodied voice that dictated a plan he wrote down in the wee hours of the morning. When he woke up fully the next day, he says, 'There was an eight-page outline on that legal pad. It was the outline for this project.'”
Read more about this important and fascinating work here: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/redwood-reforestation