California Redwoods Don’t Mind the Rain, Though Storms Topple a Few

Though some trees may be toppled in storms, experts say that redwood trees, which can live for centuries, are adapted to a wide range of weather events.

#forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #rain, #trees-and-shrubs, #weather, #wind

The Unexpected Gift of Dead Plants

When the big storm swept through, it left an important lesson about survival.

#birds, #cold-and-cold-spells, #flowers-and-plants, #fruit, #gardens-and-gardening, #inaturalist-mobile-app, #invasive-species, #national-wildlife-federation, #seasons-and-months, #tennessee, #trees-and-shrubs, #weather, #winter-season

Hell and High Water: California’s Wild Weather Uproots Trees, Strains State

Pounding rainstorms following an epic drought leave thousands of broken trees that batter roads, levees and neighborhoods.

#california, #disasters-and-emergencies, #drought, #floods, #rain, #trees-and-shrubs, #weather

Taking to the Woods With Maine’s ‘Tree Tippers’

Generations of Mainers have made a living working seasonal, nature-based jobs. Harvesting the balsam used to make wreaths is one of them.

#agriculture-and-farming, #forests-and-forestry, #labor-and-jobs, #maine, #seasons-and-months, #sustainable-living, #trees-and-shrubs

Cardboard Has Taken Over Our Lives. Where Does It Come From?

A journey to the corrugated core of the 21st-century economy.

#amazon-com-inc, #containers-and-packaging, #e-commerce, #georgia, #international-paper-co, #international-trade-and-world-market, #paper-and-pulp, #shopping-and-retail, #supply-chain, #trees-and-shrubs

Meet the Mice Who Make the Forest

Scientists are unearthing a quiet truth about the woods: Where trees grow, or don’t, depends in part on the quirky decisions of small mammals.

#acorns, #animal-behavior, #animals, #ecology-letters-journal, #forests-and-forestry, #maine, #mice, #rodents, #trees-and-shrubs, #university-of-maine, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Giving Thanks for a Beloved Sugar Maple

A majestic tree is fading fast. For the people who loved it, it’s like losing a family member.

#forests-and-forestry, #fungi, #global-warming, #maple-syrup-and-sugar, #pennsylvania, #rural-areas, #seasons-and-months, #trees-and-shrubs

In Utah, Restoring Spruce Forests One Cone at a Time

Seasonal workers climb tree after tree to collect seeds that will eventually help regrow forests, an effort that could get the country closer to its climate goals

#forest-service, #moab-utah, #trees-and-shrubs, #utah, #wildfires

How to Read the Tree Leaves

A little knowledge of botany can be helpful, even if you’re an amateur gardener. Here are a few things you should know about what happens in the fall.

#autumn-season, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #trees-and-shrubs

The Wood Wide Web: Scientists Debate Whether Trees Really Talk

From Ted Lasso to TED Talks, the theory of the “wood-wide web” is everywhere, and some scientists argue that it is overblown and unproven.

#forests-and-forestry, #fungi, #hoeksema-jason, #jones-melanie-d, #karst-justine, #research, #simard-suzanne, #trees-and-shrubs, #your-feed-science

Is the Wood-Wide Web Real? Scientists Debate Whether Trees Really Talk.

From Ted Lasso to TED Talks, the theory of the “wood-wide web” is everywhere, and some scientists argue that it is overblown and unproven.

#forests-and-forestry, #fungi, #hoeksema-jason, #jones-melanie-d, #karst-justine, #research, #simard-suzanne, #trees-and-shrubs, #your-feed-science

What the World Will Lose if Ancient Trees Die Out

Old trees engage our deepest faculties: to revere, analyze and meditate.

#carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #trees-and-shrubs

Why We Should All Be Chasing Acorns

Oaks are keystone plants, the central life form upon which so many other species in the ecosystem depend.

#autumn-season, #biodiversity, #conservation-of-resources, #tennessee, #trees-and-shrubs

What’s That Oddball Conifer? A Japanese Umbrella Pine.

It may be called a pine, but it isn’t a member of the pine family. And no, those lustrous, oversized needles aren’t plastic.

#birdwatching, #content-type-service, #flowers-and-plants, #forests-and-forestry, #gardens-and-gardening, #insects, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #trees-and-shrubs

In Sussex, a Floral Designer Finds New Life in an Untamed Garden

After reluctantly moving into a tumbledown 17th-century English cottage, Milli Proust has created a gorgeously unruly and varied source for her craft.

#flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #mumfordsons-music-group, #rural-areas, #sussex-england, #trees-and-shrubs

In California, Where Trees Are King, One Hardy Pine Has Survived for 4,800 Years

In a harsh alpine desert, the Great Basin bristlecone pines abide amid climate change. Among them is the oldest tree on Earth (if you can find it).

#california, #forests-and-forestry, #inyo-national-forest-calif, #longevity, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #owens-valley-calif, #trees-and-shrubs, #white-mountains-nh

‘Magic in Her Hands.’ The Woman Bringing India’s Forests Back to Life

Tulsi Gowind Gowda has spent most of her more than 80 years planting and nurturing trees in southern India. “I like them more than anything else in my life,” she said.

#conservation-of-resources, #content-type-personal-profile, #forests-and-forestry, #gowda-tulsi-gowind, #india, #internal-sub-only, #karnataka-india, #trees-and-shrubs

The Sunday Read: ‘Can Planting a Trillion New Trees Save the World?’

To fight climate change, companies and nonprofits have been promoting worldwide planting campaigns. Getting to a trillion is easier said than done.

#brazil, #global-warming, #the-daily-radio-program, #trees-and-shrubs

Admiring the Trees of Paris

From the dramatic weeping willows along the Seine to the London plane trees that line the Champs-Élysées, trees play a supporting role in the city’s inimitable elegance and grandeur.

#champs-elysees-paris, #global-warming, #parc-des-buttes-chaumont-paris-france, #seine-river-france, #travel-and-vacations, #trees-and-shrubs, #urban-areas, #walking

Plans to Fight Global Warming Face an Obstacle in Paris: Trees

As a new heat wave bakes the French capital and the rest of Europe, critics say that plans to make the city greener have led to the felling of trees essential to combating rising temperatures.

#france, #global-warming, #hidalgo-anne-1959, #paris-france, #sustainable-living, #trees-and-shrubs, #urban-areas, #weather

Can Planting a Trillion New Trees Save the World?

To fight climate change, companies and nonprofits have been promoting worldwide planting campaigns. Getting to a trillion is easier said than done.

#amazon-com-inc, #carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #edens, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #trees-and-shrubs, #world-resources-institute

Firefighters Use Sprinklers to Save Giant Sequoias in Yosemite

Authorities in Yosemite National Park are hopeful that a sprinkler system can save the Grizzly Giant, a more than 200-foot-tall sequoia that dates back at least 2,000 years.

#fires-and-firefighters, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #trees-and-shrubs, #wildfires, #yosemite-national-park-calif

‘Mango Man’ Is the Fruit’s Foremost Poet, Philosopher, Fan and Scientist

With 300 types of mangos to his horticultural credit, Kaleem Ullah Khan is quick to tell anyone in India and beyond about the infinite potential of the fruit and its tree, including as medicine.

#agriculture-and-farming, #content-type-personal-profile, #fruit, #india, #mangoes, #trees-and-shrubs, #uttar-pradesh-state-india

Climate Change Needs Durable Solutions. Tree Planting Isn’t One.

Carbon emissions are forever so carbon removal should be, too.

#carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #carbon-dioxide, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #intergovernmental-panel-on-climate-change, #trees-and-shrubs, #united-states

Facing Disastrous Floods, They Turned to Mangrove Trees for Protection

In the Sundarbans, an ecological treasure straddling India and Bangladesh that is now on the front lines of climate change, local women are leading an effort to mitigate the dangers of rising waters.

#bangladesh, #bay-of-bengal, #floods, #global-warming, #india, #trees-and-shrubs, #wetlands, #women-and-girls

Poland Wins European Tree of the Year After Russia Is Banned

After Russia was banned from the European Tree of the Year competition, organizers reflected on how a celebration of trees became tangled up in global politics.

#belarus, #computer-security, #europe, #european-parliament, #great-britain, #poland, #politics-and-government, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #santiago-de-compostela-spain, #spain, #trees-and-shrubs, #turgenev-ivan, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #world-heritage-sites

The U.S. Has Made Big Climate Promises. Where’s the Money?

The latest spending bill in Congress contains far less money to help developing countries than President Biden had pledged. That fits a pattern.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #biodiversity, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #federal-budget-us, #georgia, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #humanitarian-aid, #internal-storyline-no, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #trees-and-shrubs, #united-states-politics-and-government

Tree Planting Is Booming. Here’s How That Could Help, or Harm, the Planet.

Reforestation can fight climate change, uplift communities and restore biodiversity. When done badly, though, it can speed extinctions and make nature less resilient.

#agriculture-and-farming, #biodiversity, #carbon-dioxide, #chazdon-robin-l, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #nonprofit-organizations, #politics-and-government, #trees-and-shrubs

How Maori Stepped In to Save a Towering Tree Crucial to Their Identity

Tāne Mahuta, an ancient tree named after the god of forests in Māori mythology, is threatened by the slow creep of an incurable disease.

#biodiversity, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #forests-and-forestry, #maori, #new-zealand, #trees-and-shrubs

Why Don’t All Lions Climb Trees?

Scientists believe that lions everywhere can climb up into branches, but they’re just not very good at it and need help from the right kind of tree.

#animal-behavior, #lions, #research, #tanzania, #trees-and-shrubs, #uganda, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science, #zimbabwe

Using Science and Celtic Wisdom to Save Trees (and Souls)

Diana Beresford-Kroeger, a botanist and author, has created a forest with tree species handpicked for their ability to withstand a warming planet.

#beresford-kroeger-diana, #books-and-literature, #canada, #conservation-of-resources, #content-type-personal-profile, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #global-warming, #ireland, #ontario-canada, #trees-and-shrubs, #writing-and-writers

An Invasive Insect Threatens Delmarva Westlands

The emerald ash border threatens ash trees that anchor a unique world on the Delmarva Peninsula.

#biodiversity, #carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #chesapeake-bay, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #forests-and-forestry, #maryland, #mid-atlantic-states-us, #nature-conservancy, #rivers, #trees-and-shrubs, #university-of-maryland, #wetlands

A Million More Trees for New York City: Leaders Want a Greener Canopy

The city’s five borough presidents are also urging the mayor to honor a pledge to spend 1 percent of the municipal budget on parks.

#adams-eric-l, #environment, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc, #politics-and-government, #trees-and-shrubs

Should a Person Go to Jail for Cutting Down a Tree?

Protecting them in public areas is a no-brainer. Protecting them on private land is a far greater challenge.

#endangered-and-extinct-species, #land-use-policies, #ohio, #trees-and-shrubs

Can We Turn a Desert Into a Forest?

After years of planting trees, farmers in Niger have begun to see results.

#agriculture-and-farming, #global-warming, #income-inequality, #niger, #nigeria, #sahel-africa, #trees-and-shrubs

A Love of Trees or a Display of Power? The Odd Park of an Oligarch.

A billionaire former prime minister says he has retired from Georgia’s fraught politics. His critics say he still wields considerable power. What’s beyond dispute: his obsession with trees.

#black-sea, #georgia-georgian-republic, #high-net-worth-individuals, #ivanishvili-bidzina, #politics-and-government, #saakashvili-mikheil, #trees-and-shrubs

They Chopped Down a Centuries-Old Tree. Now They Face Felony Charges.

Todd Jones and his sister, Laurel Hoffman, were charged with grand theft for chopping down a black walnut tree near their property outside Cleveland, according to the police.

#cleveland-ohio, #cuyahoga-county-ohio, #hoffman-laurel-1967, #jones-todd-1965, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #robberies-and-thefts, #trees-and-shrubs

Maya Lin’s Dismantled ‘Ghost Forest’ to Be Reborn as Boats

Teenagers are making boats using the wood from her grove installation at Madison Square Park, and the artist is happy that the work is seeing a new life.

#art, #boats-and-boating, #ghost-forest-exhibit, #global-warming, #green-adam, #hunts-point-bronx-ny, #lin-maya, #madison-square-park-conservancy, #nonprofit-organizations, #rocking-the-boat, #trees-and-shrubs, #wood-and-wood-products

Why the Bradford Pear Tree Is Plaguing the South

The Bradford pear, hugely popular when suburbs were developed, contributed to an invasion of trees conquering nearly anywhere it lands. South Carolina is stepping up its fight against it.

#flowers-and-plants, #invasive-species, #landscaping, #suburbs, #trees-and-shrubs

These Are Not Your Traditional Holiday Wreaths

A new generation of female florists are offering a fresh perspective on an ancient craft, fashioning festive crowns out of dried flowers, herbs and grasses.

#christmas-trees, #england, #florists, #flowerbx-ltd, #flowers-and-plants, #holiday-issue-2021, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #london-england, #trees-and-shrubs

Wildfires in California Killed Thousands of Giant Sequoias

The past 15 months have been devastating for the majestic trees, as fires destroyed an estimated 13 to 19 percent of their population, officials said.

#california, #national-park-service, #sequoia-national-forest-calif, #sequoias, #trees-and-shrubs, #wildfires

Tree DNA Sends a Poacher to Prison in 2018 Maple Fire Case

Loggers seeking a prized hardwood started the fire in the Olympic National Forest, prosecutors said. The use of timber DNA evidence was a first in a federal criminal trial.

#dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #forest-service, #forests-and-forestry, #hood-canal-wash, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #trees-and-shrubs, #washington-state, #wildfires

The Ever-Evolving Art of Bonsai

The centuries-old craft is thriving as both a hobby and an art form, with contemporary practitioners around the world asking what lessons it can impart today.

#bonsai, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #t-winter-travel, #trees-and-shrubs

Police Standoff With Man in a Tree Ends on the Third Day

On Wednesday, a Queens man climbed into a tree near his home to avoid the police. On Friday, he finally came down.

#mental-health-and-disorders, #police-department-nyc, #queens-nyc, #trees-and-shrubs

How to Grow Figs in a Cold Climate

It may not be easy — but it isn’t impossible, either.

#figs, #gardens-and-gardening, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #trees-and-shrubs

Defending Nature Is a Form of Justice

If citizens in construction-besotted Nashville can find the political will to preserve their trees, any city can.

#environment, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #land-use-policies, #nashville-tenn, #trees-and-shrubs

Why the Best Trees Aren’t Always the Biggest

Between a garden’s low ground cover and its tall canopy trees is a layer we often forget about. Here are the special, unsung native trees that can fill it.

#content-type-service, #gardens-and-gardening, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #trees-and-shrubs

California Wildfires Threaten Giant Sequoias

Some of the world’s largest trees are at risk after the fires were sparked by lightning last week.

#california, #fires-and-firefighters, #national-park-service, #sequoia-national-park, #trees-and-shrubs, #wildfires

The Nigerian Activist Trying to Sell Plants to the Oil Company That Destroyed Them

“I need to help my women to stand,” says Martha Agbani, who helped a group of women from the Niger Delta build a flourishing mangrove nursery.

#agbani-martha, #agriculture-and-farming, #conservation-of-resources, #content-type-personal-profile, #mangroves, #niger-delta-nigeria, #nigeria, #oil-spills, #royal-dutch-shell-plc, #trees-and-shrubs, #women-and-girls, #yaataah-nigeria

For States Dealing With the Spotted Lanternfly, the Policy Is No Mercy

The spotted lanternfly, an invasive species from Asia, is a voracious plant-eater and public nuisance that could cost state economies hundreds of millions of dollars.

#delaware, #invasive-species, #new-jersey, #northeastern-states-us, #pennsylvania, #spotted-lanternflies, #trees-and-shrubs