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

Sardinian Village Tries to Save an Ancient Tree Scorched by Fire

A team of experts, with the help of local residents and authorities, is trying to revive an ancient olive tree in the hilltop village of Cuglieri that was engulfed in a catastrophic wildfire.

#agriculture-and-farming, #olives, #sardinia-italy, #trees-and-shrubs, #wildfires

Why an East Harlem Street Is 31 Degrees Hotter Than Central Park West

If you want to map inequality in New York, you can just count trees.

#air-conditioning, #black-people, #bronx-nyc, #discrimination, #health-and-mental-hygiene-department-nyc, #heat-and-heat-waves, #income-inequality, #minorities, #new-york-city, #poverty, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #summer-season, #trees-and-shrubs, #weather

Questions About Tree Care? You’re Not Alone.

Many people find trees a little enigmatic. But there is help for the asking. (And it’s free.)

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

How to Create a Secret Garden in Your Own Backyard

The creative consultant Matilda Goad and the garden designer Butter Wakefield, who’ve fashioned a small oasis at Goad’s London home, share their tips.

#2021-t-summer-entertain, #content-type-service, #design, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #lawns, #london-england, #matilda-goad, #trees-and-shrubs

‘The Hidden Life of Trees’ Review: Magic Kingdom

Jörg Adolph uses the sensorial capacities of cinema to thrillingly visualize a German forester’s contention that trees are social, sentient beings.

#adolph-jorg-1967, #books-and-literature, #documentary-films-and-programs, #forests-and-forestry, #the-hidden-life-of-trees-movie, #the-hidden-life-of-trees-what-they-feel-how-they-communicate-discoveries-from-a-secret-world-book, #trees-and-shrubs, #wohlleben-peter-1964

What Technology Could Reduce Heat Deaths? Trees.

At a time when climate change is making heat waves more frequent and more severe, trees are stationary superheroes: They can lower urban temperatures 10 lifesaving degrees, scientists say.

#des-moines-iowa, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #trees-and-shrubs, #urban-areas

California Couple Fined $18,000 for Bulldozing Iconic Joshua Trees

The authorities say they hope the fine will deter people from harming the trees, which are protected under the California Endangered Species Act.

#endangered-and-extinct-species, #fines-penalties, #joshua-tree-calif, #joshua-tree-national-park-calif, #nordberg-walter-jonetta, #san-bernardino-calif, #trees-and-shrubs, #walter-jeffrey-1951

The Unlikely Survival of the 1,081-Year-Old Tree That Gave Palo Alto Its Name

A redwood tree called El Palo Alto has long served as the 120-foot-tall symbol of Palo Alto, but a project to help it thrive has been delayed.

#palo-alto-calif, #trees-and-shrubs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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