(Port Orford, OR – June 13, 2015) The non-profit Archangel Ancient Tree Archive has planted genetic duplicates of some of the largest and oldest champion coast redwood trees in the world at Port Orford Buffington Memorial Park – www.enjoyportorford.com/buffingtonpark.html

Champion Redwood Tree Planting at Buffington Park

Photo by Lance V. Nix


Archangel Ancient Tree Archive has used funds donated from over 200 private individuals to finance champion coast redwood tree production for this year’s plantings along the southern Oregon coast to further preserve the genetics of the largest and oldest living organisms on earth in an effort to assist with the migration of the species during coming climate changes. Co-sponsored by the Rare Tree Reserve, Wild Rivers Coast Alliance, and the Arthur Sherman Davidson Family, this year’s expanded plantings have occurred at numerous private and public property locations, including Ocean Mountain Ranch, site of the World’s First Planting of a Champion Redwood & Sequoia Forest located in the headwaters of the Port Orford Community Stewardship Area in Curry County, Oregon.

Champion Redwood Tree Planting at Buffington Park

Photo by Lance V. Nix

Initially, many scientists and tree experts said it couldn’t be done, but now Archangel’s team has successfully cloned some the world’s oldest trees – including old growth coast redwoods and giant sequoias – and David says, “We are working for our grandchildren!” This theme is consistent and complimentary with Port Orford’s Parks & Recreation Department, which has the purpose to aid and assist in any way that benefits the youth and community members as a whole in order to create a healthier community for generations to come.

Among the unique individual trees planted in Port Orford Buffington Park is a clone from the stump sprouts of the Barrett coast redwood tree – a giant cut down over 100 years ago which was one of the very largest trees on the planet.

Read more about the Archangel Ancient Tree Archive and their mission at https://www.ancienttreearchive.org/