Stiles Machinery lends support to ancient tree program
September 16, 2016 | 9:39 am CDT

Stiles Machinery said during its IWF 2016 press conference that it will provide support to the Archangel Ancient Tree Archive. Based in Copemish, Michigan, the organization propagates some of Earth's oldest trees, including California's giant redwoods, by cloning cuttings of the centuries-old specimens.

The video "Moving the Giants: An Urgent Plan to Save the Planet," shown during Stiles' press conference, tells the story of arborist David Milarch (above), as he helps California coast redwoods migrate northward to survive climate changes that threaten their current habitat. His is one path to promote “treequestration,” a mass movement to use one of nature’s most prolific methods to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and reduce the amount of future climate change. Learn more about Archangel Ancient Tree Archive.

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Bill wrote for WoodworkingNetwork.com, FDMC and Closets & Organized Storage magazines. 

Bill's background includes more than 10 years in print manufacturing management, followed by more than 30 years in business reporting on industrial manufacturing in the forest products industries, including printing and packaging at American Printer (Features Editor) and Graphic Arts Monthly (Editor in Chief) magazines; and in secondary wood manufacturing for WoodworkingNetwork.com.

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In addition to his work as a journalist, Bill supports efforts to expand and improve educational opportunities in the manufacturing sectors, including 10 years on the Print & Graphics Scholarship Foundation; six years with the U.S. WoodLinks; and currently on the Woodwork Career Alliance Education Committee. He is also supports the Greater West Town Training Partnership Woodworking Program, which has trained more than 950 adults for industrial wood manufacturing careers. 

Bill volunteers for Foinse Research Station, a biological field station staddling the border of Ireland and Northern Ireland, one of more than 200 members of the Organization of Biological Field Stations.