Mission22: Help us plant an "Eternal Forest" of 10,000 Giant Sequoia and old growth Coast Redwood Trees before 2023.
We are pledging 10% of our profits to support the mission to bring these trees back and change millions of lives! Join Us! If you know a business person who can benefit form growth, then click here to learn about our ambassador program. We plant up to six giant trees with every referral!
"These ancient trees are the literally the matrix of everything that is living, everything that gives life, and everything that maintains life, including human life. They do more than anything else to clean and purify our planet, our bodies, our minds, and our souls. They literally keep everything in balance: they clean the air, they clean the water, the clean the soil, they regulate the temperature, they regulate the carbon/oxygen balance. Somehow, for no good reason, in our infinite wisdom we have managed to cut down 98% of these trees."
A team of arborists have successfully cloned and grown saplings from the stumps of some of the world’s oldest and largest coast redwoods, some of which were 3,000 years old and measured 35 feet in diameter when they were cut down in the 19th and 20th centuries. In December of 2018, 75 of the cloned saplings were planted at the Presidio national park in San Francisco.
The initiative is run by the Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, a nonprofit working to reestablish ancient redwood forests to help combat climate change. Coast Redwoods, which can grow an average 10 feet per year, sequester 250 tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere over their lives, compared to 1 ton for an average tree.
Why do this? It flat out needs to be done, and I'm just the person to do it. These trees are our planet's wealth, and we're down to our last few pennies. And it's the perfect way to grow my business AND make a big difference at the same time. I believe in triple-wins.
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jamil Lila, and I'm the fearless leader of Omnivortex. I was literally born in a cathedral grove of Coast Redwood trees in a town in northern California called Ben Lomond, a tiny community near Silicon Valley. So, it makes perfect sense that I'm drawn to both realms of bleeding edge technology and ancient mega-trees. I have always held a deep bond with these giants, and I really believe that they are one of the keys to solving many of the global environmental problems we are facing right now.
If there is now a viable a way to bring them back on a massive scale, that is what we must do, and we must take action right now, because there is no "later". As you can see below, these are no ordinary trees. These are the largest organisms on planet earth. If this resonates with you, I invite you to help us to bring them back as soon as humanly possible.
Our 501 (c)(3) non-profit partners, Ancient Tree Archive, (tax id: 27-1366886), will ensure that they'll plant one of their ancient Champion Trees on a protected parcel of land to grow on for generations.
Champion Trees are genetic replicas of the oldest and largest Sequoia and Coast Redwood trees on the planet.
All sponsorships are 100% tax-deductible.
Plantings take place seasonally to ensure each tree will thrive.
When you sponsor the planting of a tree, they will mail a Certificate of Planting to you or your gift recipient.
Archangel Ancient Tree Archive is doing something truly unique. They are archiving the genetics of some of the oldest, largest, and perhaps most iconic trees on Earth. They do this by replanting clones of these ancient forest giants to capture carbon from the atmosphere, and to make sure the genetics of these trees – many of them threatened – will be around for future generations. There are, however, some thoughtful questions and even a few misconceptions about the impact of their activities, so they'd like to give you the straight story.
The General Sherman tree is a Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum), found in California’s Sequoia National Park and is the world's largest tree by volume, and the second tallest by height. The tree is about 52,500 cubic feet (1,487 cubic meters) in volume. That's the equivalent of more than half the volume of an Olympic-size swimming pool, commonly considered to be 88,500 cubic feet (2,506 cubic meters). General Sherman is estimated to be about 2,000 years old. That makes it only a middle-age giant sequoia, as other trees are believed to be more than 3,220 years old, based on tree ring counts.
General Sherman is also tall, standing 274.9 feet (83.8 meters) high, but that doesn't put it anywhere close to the record of the tallest tree. The honor of the tallest tree in the world is bestowed upon Hyperion, a 379.7-foot-tall (115.7 m) redwood also located in California. Photo credit: Linda & Dr. Dick Buscher.