Archangel Ancient Tree Archive partnered with Rare Tree Reserve along with community leaders and children, to develop a pilot project to demonstrate the value of reforesting clear cut forest land with disease-resistant Port Orford cedar within its natural habitat, and to introduce Champion Coast Redwoods to help expand its habitat to help mitigate the effects of climate change.

  • Rare Tree Reserve founder and owner: George A. Binney, in partnership with Ann Audrey
  • Inspirations:
    • Love of trees!
    • “The Man Who Planted Trees”, by Jean Giono
    • Learning about the decimation of Port Orford cedar due to cutting, heavy export, and disease,
    • Seeing remaining old growth PO cedar
    • The value of the regenerative influence of trees on the human spirit
    • The importance of replacing clear cut land with a healthy biodiversity of trees in Oregon and throughout the world
  • Mission of RTR: Develop a pilot project to demonstrate the value of reforesting clear cut forest land with disease-resistant Port Orford cedar within its natural habitat, and to introduce Champion Coastal Redwoods to help expand its habitat
  • Rare Tree Reserve Location: north of Port Orford, Oregon, about 1.5 miles inland from Pacific Ocean
  • Size: 70 acres
  • Clear cut: 2010
  • Replanting:
    • lightly planted throughout with Douglas Fir in 2011
    • 4 acres planted with disease-resistant Port Orford cedar in 2012
    • Champion Coastal Redwood clones planted Feb & Mar 2015
    • 11,000 disease resistant PO cedar to be planted winter 2015-16