cloning http://michiganradio.org en Michigan non-profit says it has cloned John Muir's giant sequoia http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-non-profit-says-it-has-cloned-john-muirs-giant-sequoia <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Michigan-based</span><a href="http://www.ancienttreearchive.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;"> Archangel Ancient Tree Archive</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> announced this week that it has successfully cloned a giant sequoia tree planted by renown conservationist John Muir.</span></p><p>About 130 years ago, Muir transplanted the tree from Yosemite to his home in Martinez, California.&nbsp; Now 75 feet tall, the tree suffers from two fatal fungal diseases.</p><p>Archangel's co-founder David Milarch said a forester from the John Muir National Historic Site sent cuttings from the sick tree to Archangel.</p><p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 20:08:28 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 15139 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan non-profit says it has cloned John Muir's giant sequoia Group rushes to clone trees http://michiganradio.org/post/group-rushes-clone-trees <p>A nonprofit organization is rushing to clone some of the world&#39;s biggest and oldest trees in an audacious plan to restore forests that could help cleanse the environment and fight climate change.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The <a href="http://www.ancienttreearchive.org">Archangel Ancient Tree Archive</a> is based in Copemish, MI. The group has tracked down and made genetic copies of &quot;champion&quot; members of more than 60 species. Among them are redwoods and giant sequoias from California&#39;s northern coast and oaks up to 1,000 years old from Ireland.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Co-founder David Milarch says the group is focusing on 200 species that perform ecologically valuable jobs such as absorbing toxic chemicals and storing carbon dioxide, the greenhouse gas responsible for global warming. Archangel hopes to sell millions of its trees for replanting in cities and rural areas.</p> Sun, 13 Mar 2011 18:47:57 +0000 Kyle Norris 1628 at http://michiganradio.org Group rushes to clone trees