A savior of tree species: Life’s mission inspired by angel

September 7, 2013
By Francis X. Donnelly
The Detroit News

Copemish – David Milarch believes he died and came back to life. And the reason was God had a mission for him.

The mission was simple if grandiose: Clone the biggest trees and cover the world with them.

The north Michigan nurseryman had little money, education or experience with cloning.

Few people had ever tried to reproduce such old trees, which scientists said was improbable.