Goodbye to a Yankee Farmer, the Ghost of Exit 8

In 1964, a Vermont farmer burned himself and his farm, rather than surrender his land. His neighbors can’t let him go.

#agriculture-and-farming, #deaths-fatalities, #eminent-domain, #fires-and-firefighters, #roads-and-traffic, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #trees-and-shrubs, #vermont

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Scientists Find a Fossilized Ancestor of ‘Dinosaur Food’

This ancient plant might be even more ancient than paleobotanists once believed.

#brazil, #flowers-and-plants, #fossils, #paleontology, #research, #trees-and-shrubs

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How Botanical Oils Won Over the West

Though they’ve been prized since the dawn of civilization around the world, these natural elixirs have now taken on an almost religious aura for wellness types.

#beauty-concept, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #flowers-and-plants, #hair, #indigenous-people, #international-trade-and-world-market, #luxury-goods-and-services, #oils-and-fats, #skin, #trees-and-shrubs

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The Woman Who Looked at a Forest and Saw a Community

In “Finding the Mother Tree,” Suzanne Simard recounts her life’s work of understanding trees as part of an interconnected system.

#books-and-literature, #finding-the-mother-tree-uncovering-the-wisdom-and-intelligence-of-the-forest-book, #forests-and-forestry, #simard-suzanne, #trees-and-shrubs

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Why You Should Plant Oaks

These large, long-lived trees support more life-forms than any other trees in North America. And they’re magnificent.

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

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Billions (Yes, Billions) of Brood X Cicadas Will Soon Emerge

Swarms of cicadas, part of a group called Brood X, are expected to appear in 18 states in the next few weeks, just in time to help orchestrate the soundtrack of summer.

#brood-x, #chris-simon, #cicadas-insects, #matt-kasson, #trees-and-shrubs, #washington-dc, #west-virginia-university

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We Are a Nation of Immigrants. Our Ecosystems Shouldn’t Be.

Americans have cultivated nonnative plants and flowers for so long it has skewed our experience of spring.

#flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #tennessee, #trees-and-shrubs

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The Perseverance of New York City’s Wildflowers

A park in Williamsburg awaits the miniature beauty of its spring blossoms.

#bees, #brooklyn-nyc, #east-river-nyc, #flowers-and-plants, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc, #trees-and-shrubs, #williamsburg-brooklyn-ny, #your-feed-science

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Yes, America, There Is (Some) Hope for the Environment

Wildlife bridges, plastic-eating bacteria and drones that plant trees remind us that we are as good at repairing as we are at destroying.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #birds, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #global-warming, #trees-and-shrubs

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How Untamed Branches Are an Apt Symbol for Our Turbulent Times

Instead of the cool refinement of a simple bloom, they offer a more imposing and irrepressible sort of beauty.

#flowers-and-plants, #thompson-emily-florist, #trees-and-shrubs

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How to Bring Nature Inside With the Right Houseplants

It’s no surprise that greenery has gained popularity during the pandemic. Here’s how to make the most of it at home.

#blakeney-justina, #carter-hilton-author, #content-type-service, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #jungalow-llc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation, #trees-and-shrubs

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In Dense, Urban Japan, Flowers Bring Beauty and Solace

In densely packed Tokyo, flora is abundant in unassuming places. Hunting for it, as I learned, can lighten life’s loads.

#flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #japan, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #seasons-and-months, #tokyo-japan, #trees-and-shrubs

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The New Alliance Shaping the Middle East Is Against a Tiny Bug

Israeli sensors on the Persian Gulf, across the water from Iran, are part of an epic battle in the Middle East. Just not the one we’re used to.

#abu-dhabi-united-arab-emirates, #agriculture-and-farming, #beetles, #dates-fruit, #defense-and-military-forces, #dubai-united-arab-emirates, #fez-morocco, #international-relations, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #peace-process, #pesticides, #politics-and-government, #sensors, #trees-and-shrubs, #united-states-international-relations, #west-bank

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Invasive Insects and Diseases Are Killing Our Forests

America wasn’t ready for the pandemic. And it isn’t ready for the next contagion to strike our woodlands.

#agriculture-department, #epidemics, #forest-service, #forests-and-forestry, #insects, #international-trade-and-world-market, #invasive-species, #trees-and-shrubs, #united-states

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Businesses Aim to Pull Greenhouse Gases From the Air. It’s a Gamble.

A surge of corporate money could soon transform carbon removal from science fiction to reality. But there are risks: The very idea could offer industry an excuse to maintain dangerous habits.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #trees-and-shrubs

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Cherry Blossom Trees Vandalized in San Francisco’s Japantown

The destruction of the trees, planted by a Japanese cultural center to commemorate a 1994 visit by the emperor and empress of Japan, was captured on surveillance footage.

#asian-americans, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #japanese-americans, #san-francisco-calif, #trees-and-shrubs, #vandalism

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Teaching My Child to Love a Dying World

My toddler son and I spoke about the trees as people — and indeed, for the first month of quarantine, they were the only people besides us he got to see up close.

#children-and-childhood, #environment, #parenting, #trees-and-shrubs

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How Did Mistletoe Get Into the Treetops?

Before someone hung it up in your home, some animal had to get it into the canopies where it thrives to this day.

#american-naturalist-the-journal, #christmas, #evolution-biology, #mammals, #mistletoe, #research, #trees-and-shrubs, #your-feed-science

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In a Hard Year, Families Find Joy in Real Christmas Trees

Bell’s Christmas Trees in Accord, N.Y., closed early this month after its customers, worn down by the pandemic and looking for a safe family activity, bought out its entire inventory.

#accord-ny, #agriculture-and-farming, #christmas, #christmas-trees, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #trees-and-shrubs

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After Wildfires, Mourning the Loss of California’s Giants

For one reporter, documenting the destruction of redwoods and sequoias was a heartbreaking assignment.

#fires-and-firefighters, #global-warming, #mojave-national-preserve, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #sierra-nevada-region-us, #trees-and-shrubs, #wildfires, #yosemite-national-park-calif

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The Sunday Read: ‘The Social Life of Forests’

Trees appear to communicate and cooperate through subterranean networks of fungi. What are they sharing with one another?

#fungi, #narrated, #podcasts, #simard-suzanne, #the-sunday-read, #trees-and-shrubs

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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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