Leland Library program asks “Why Save Old Growth Trees?”

From staff reports

On Monday, Nov. 20, at 1 pm, the Leland Township Public Library will host David Milarch for a program called “Why Save Old Growth Trees?”

Milarch, of Copemish, is well-known for appearing in the book The Man Who Planted Trees by Jim Robbins, which was released in 2015, and remains popular. Milarch’s goal was to clone the world’s champion trees—the giants that had survived millennia and would withstand the challenges of climate change. He founded the Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, whose mission is restoring the lungs of the planet.

Milarch also recently appeared in The New York Times Magazine’s feature “Can We Save the Redwoods by Helping Them Move? The largest trees on the planet can’t easily ‘migrate’ — but in a warming world, some humans are helping them try to find new homes.” The article discusses the concept of assisted migration, which involves relocating trees to safer areas to prevent extinction due to climate change.

This program will be held in the Munnecke Room at the Leland Library. There is no charge for this event and registration is not required. For more information visit LelandLibrary.org or call 231-256-9152.