An old-growth redwood tree named “Father of the Forest” in Big Basin Redwoods State Park, California in August 2020. Some trees in the park have been standing for 2,000 years.
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“It’s a very good start on the things that we’ve been asking for,” said Kirin Kennedy, director of people and nature policy at the Sierra Club, one of the members of that coalition. She said her group is not necessarily calling for a moratorium on logging old-growth trees, but for a science-based approach to managing them. “We want to protect old trees, but we also want to make sure communities are protected,” said Kennedy.
Source: Biden executive action aims to preserve old-growth trees : NPR
A majestic grove of 1,000-year-old redwoods in Northern California is facing an imminent threat — and it needs your help.
Source: Speak Up to Save 1,000-Year-Old Redwoods
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Leaving older forests to their own devices means safeguarding vital wildlife habitats and healthy ecosystems that fortify our planet’s overall climate stability. If that isn’t reason enough to keep our remaining big trees standing, then perhaps this will tip the scale: Old-growth forests store vast amounts of carbon.
Source: What makes older forests so special? | Environment America
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Archangel Ancient Tree Archive clones sequoia trees and ships them around the globe to be planted.
Milarch strongly believes that by planting his cloned trees today, climate change can be reversed back to 1968 levels within the next 20 years. “The whole world is on fire,” Milarch said, referring to the continuing droughts and rising of sea levels due to glaciers melting. “We need to reforest this planet; every single person; every man, woman and child can literally pay it forward environmentally 2 to 3,000 years by planting one of these cloned trees.”
Source: ATTACK OF THE CLONES: Michigan lab clones ancient trees used to reverse climate change | wzzm13.com
Flames and smoke rise from the interior of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on April 15, 2019, after a fire engulfed the building. ( PHILIPPE WOJAZER AFP/Getty Images)
As the oak frame met its end, so too did remnants of Europe’s dwindling ancient forests.
Source: Notre Dame’s Fire Rebuild: Forests That Supplied Wood Are All But Gone | Fortune