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Partnership supports iconic trees, biodiversity

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Ultimately, it's all about the trees.

At IWF in Atlanta, Stiles Machinery Inc. has announced a new partnership with Archangel’s Ancient Tree Archive, a non-profit organization that locates and propagates the world’s largest and most iconic trees in order to help restore the health of the planet by propagating, reforesting and archiving the genetics of ancient trees.
The organization, based in Copemish, MI, promotes the use of the right trees for the right application in efforts to reach a more balanced, sustainable environment. They’re creating living libraries of old growth tree genetics by cloning these old trees through traditional and advanced horticultural propagation for the purpose of future research and
functional reforestation.
“We’re locating and propagating the largest, oldest things on earth; the trees,” says David Milarch, co-founder of Archangels Ancient Tree Archive. “We want, and need to replace the natural filter systems of our water and air to fight global warming caused by climate change, and protect our freshwater ecosystem to restore the health of our planet for a livable future for our children and our grandchildren.”
As an industry leader for wood processing technology, Stiles is hoping to not only support the nonprofit with their wallet and their hands, but also with the company’s voice. “It’s a natural fit given our relationship with the woodworking community, says Chris Dolbow, Stiles’ marketing manager.
“It comes full circle for us — we want to help replenish the resources of our industry for the healthiness of its future and for our planet.”
And Jake Milarch, a director with Archangel, says they are already working with several like-minded organizations in Canada and he hopes that other companies and individuals will also take up the cause.
“Planting and preserving trees is one of the best things we can do for our planet and I hope that this added publicity and support will encourage many others to join our efforts.” 

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