Why are there trees I never walk under but large and melodious thoughts descend upon me?
Walt Whitman

The Man Who Died and Came Back to Plant Trees

The Man Who Died and Came Back to Plant Trees

Mar 23, 2017-- Twenty some years ago David Milarch hovered above the bed, looking down at his motionless body. Years of alcoholism and hard living had booted him out of his life. A cosmic commandment would return him to it. His improbable charge? To clone the world's champion trees - the giants that had survived millennia and would be unvanquished by climate change. Experts said it couldn't be done. Fast-forward to today, and Milarch is now the keeper of a Noah's Ark of sorts, filled with the genetics for repopulating the world's most ancient trees. Founder of the Archangel Ancient Tree Archive he is on a mission to restore the lungs of the planet -- a mission that now reaches close to 300 million people each year. "Spend a couple of days in an old-growth forest, you'll come out different from when you went in. Those trees affect our physical, mental and especially our spiritual bodies. Redwoods have been on this planet for 400 million years longer than humans. I believe that trees have a soul, they have a conscience. And I do believe that anyone, everyone can learn to communicate with them." Milarch shares more in this fascinating in-depth interview. (23362 reads)


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Take ActionSpend some time with a tree today. Observe it and its relationship to the world around it more closely than you normally would. What do you see? For more inspiration watch this trailer for Moving the Giants, a film on Milarch's work. [more]



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