Local businesswoman saving trees

Update
This AP story was picked up by the Record-Eagle: Sunday, March 20, 2011, p. 1E.

March 13 posting
ArchangelArchiveLocal resident Leslie Lee is Board Chair of Archangel Archive, an organization that seeks to preserve valuable trees.

Excerpt from the Associated Press

They’ve [see article] now joined with Elk Rapids businesswoman Leslie Lee and a team of researchers to establish Archangel Archive, which has a staff of 17 and an indoor tree research and production complex.

Its mission: Clone the oldest and largest individuals within the world’s most ecologically valuable tree species, and persuade people to buy and plant millions of copies — on factory grounds and college campuses; along riverbanks and city streets; in forests, farms, parks and back yards.

“The number of these ancient survivors that go in the ground will be the ultimate measure of our success,” said Lee, who donated several million dollars to get the project off the ground and serves as board chairwoman. AP Story, quoted from boston.com

Archangel Archive Web Site

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