In Berlin, Mysterious Dwellings Hidden Amid the Trees

Rising through the foliage in the city’s Tiergarten, the Ökohaus townhouse complex is a model for living more freely in an ever-urbanizing world.

#architecture, #berlin-germany, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #otto-frei-1925-2015, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #trees-and-shrubs

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In Kenya, a Cherished Fig Tree Gets a Reprieve

The 100-year-old tree, slated for removal to make room for a new expressway, will be preserved following a backlash from environmentalists concerned about shrinking green spaces in Nairobi.

#china, #infrastructure-public-works, #kenya, #nairobi-kenya, #nairobi-expressway-kenya, #roads-and-traffic, #trees-and-shrubs

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A Famed Fig Tree’s Days Are Numbered as a New Highway Plows Through

A tree that has graced a neighborhood in Nairobi, Kenya, for nearly a century is slated to be taken down to make way for a highway through the city intended to reduce traffic jams.

#environment, #kenya, #kikuyu-tribe, #nairobi-kenya, #roads-and-traffic, #trees-and-shrubs, #wangari-maathai

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A Local’s Tour of Asturias, Spain’s ‘Natural Paradise’

After a decade spent living abroad, a photographer returns to her homeland — and revels in the breadth of its beauty.

#asturias-spain, #cider, #europe, #oviedo-spain, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #rural-areas, #travel-and-vacations, #trees-and-shrubs

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How to Grow (and Eat) a Pawpaw

When to plant and when to harvest this native North American fruit.

#fruit, #gardens-and-gardening, #pawpaws, #trees-and-shrubs

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The Promise of Pawpaw

Issues like climate change, economic inequity and access to food have brought more attention to this creamy fruit and its resilient tree.

#agriculture-and-farming, #fruit, #global-warming, #pawpaw-fruit, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #trees-and-shrubs

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Backyard Birding

Backyard birding has become the perfect pandemic pastime. Here’s how to draw more species to your yard, and maybe get a good photo, too.

#birds, #birdwatching, #cameras, #content-type-service, #flowers-and-plants, #photography, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #trees-and-shrubs

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How Many Plants Have We Wiped Out? Here Are 5 Extinction Stories

Botanists have laid out evidence that dozens of North American trees, herbs, plants and shrubs have gone extinct since European settlers arrived.

#chicago-ill, #conservation-biology-journal, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #georgia, #michigan, #north-america, #ontario-canada, #presidio-national-park-calif, #research, #san-francisco-calif, #trees-and-shrubs, #your-feed-science

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What My Covid-19 Hallucination Showed Me

It all began with an endless gray tunnel. And ended with a vision of how to rebuild our lives.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ethics-personal, #international-trade-and-world-market, #invasive-species, #trees-and-shrubs

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Leaf Peeping Is Not Canceled: 6 Drives and Hikes to Try This Fall

From the Berkshires to the Rockies, the vibrant colors of fall are popping, and nothing, not even a pandemic, can stop them. Six writers in six states reveal their favorite drives and hikes.

#appalachian-region, #autumn-season, #berkshires-mass, #cuyahoga-valley-national-park-ohio, #denver-colo, #maine, #nashville-tenn, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #road-trips, #travel-and-vacations, #trees-and-shrubs, #west-virginia

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Fires Scorch a Way of Life That Still Grows From the Trees

Oregon’s fate has always been intertwined with the forests that blanket the state. Now millions of trees are charred, and those who live from them face a future full of uncertainty.

#forests-and-forestry, #logging-industry, #oregon, #trees-and-shrubs, #wildfires

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Australia’s Stinging Trees: Please Do Not Pet Them

Scientists have found a potent chemical that might give Australian giant stinging trees their extraordinarily painful punch.

#australia, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #indigenous-australians, #research, #science-advances-journal, #trees-and-shrubs, #your-feed-science

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After Isaias, 2.5 Million Still Without Power in N.Y., N.J. and Connecticut

Utilities in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut raced to restore power, but officials said it might take several days, in some cases.

#consolidated-edison-inc, #long-island-rail-road-co, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #new-york-metropolitan-area, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #trees-and-shrubs, #weather

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How Woody Vines Do the Twist

Slowly, scientists are learning how lianas quickly climb.

#forests-and-forestry, #trees-and-shrubs, #your-feed-science

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Can Trees Live Forever? New Kindling for an Immortal Debate

Some trees can live for thousands of years, but we may not be around long enough to really know whether they can die of old age.

#forests-and-forestry, #research, #trees-and-shrubs, #trends-in-plant-science-journal, #your-feed-science

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From a Loss, Something Found

The cutting of a beloved tree felled my heart. Then a bird came.

#oregon, #trees-and-shrubs

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Enjoying Your Backyard All Summer Long

Summer heat and bugs can make your outdoor space unbearable. Here are some ways to help you stay outside comfortably.

#balconies-and-terraces, #gardens-and-gardening, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #summer-season, #trees-and-shrubs

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11 Great Alternatives to the Top National Parks

Whether you like hiking, fishing, volcanoes, trees or even fossilized trees, there is a less-traveled and still awe-inspiring national park for you.

#arches-national-park-utah, #big-bend-national-park-tex, #biodiversity, #canoes-and-canoeing, #canyonlands-national-park-utah, #congaree-national-park, #coronavirus-reopenings, #deserts, #dunes, #forests-and-forestry, #fossils, #glaciers, #great-basin-national-park, #great-sand-dunes-national-park-and-reserve-colorado, #gunnison-colo, #hikes-and-hiking, #lakes, #lassen-volcanic-national-park-calif, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #north-cascades-national-park-wash, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #petrified-forest-national-park-ariz, #shutdowns-institutional, #travel-and-vacations, #trees-and-shrubs, #volcanoes, #voyageurs-national-park-minn, #wilderness-areas

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After 17 Years Underground, Cicadas Stage a 2020 Southern Invasion

The big and noisy insects have started to emerge and are looking to mate in Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina.

#cicadas-insects, #southern-states-us, #trees-and-shrubs, #united-states

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Helping the Environment, One Small Sensor at a Time

New York City nonprofits are using a cloud-based service from the start-up Temboo that helps monitor storm-water runoff and other environmental factors.

#ai-may-2020, #clean-water-act, #computers-and-the-internet, #infrastructure-public-works, #nonprofit-organizations, #sensors, #temboo-inc, #trees-and-shrubs, #water-pollution

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Can Genetic Engineering Bring Back the American Chestnut?

The tree helped build industrial America before disease wiped out an estimated three billion or more of them. To revive their lost glory, we may need to embrace tinkering with nature.

#agriculture-and-farming, #american-chestnut-foundation, #genetic-engineering, #genetics-and-heredity, #trees-and-shrubs

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The Japanese Artist Turning Fruits and Vegetables Into Sculpture

Ikebana’s most irreverent practitioner, the 80-year-old Kosen Ohtsubo, finds beauty in the banal.

#art, #flowers-and-plants, #ohtsubo-kosen, #tokyo-japan, #trees-and-shrubs, #vegetables, #waste-materials-and-disposal

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The Defiant Beauty of Cherry Blossom Season

Festivals might be canceled but the trees are still doing their thing. And you can see some of them from a safe distance.

#branch-brook-park-nj, #brooklyn-botanic-garden, #cherries, #flowers-and-plants, #new-york-botanical-garden, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #trees-and-shrubs

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