In 1964, a Vermont farmer burned himself and his farm, rather than surrender his land. His neighbors can’t let him go.
This ancient plant might be even more ancient than paleobotanists once believed.
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.
In “Finding the Mother Tree,” Suzanne Simard recounts her life’s work of understanding trees as part of an interconnected system.
These large, long-lived trees support more life-forms than any other trees in North America. And they’re magnificent.
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.
Americans have cultivated nonnative plants and flowers for so long it has skewed our experience of spring.
A park in Williamsburg awaits the miniature beauty of its spring blossoms.
Wildlife bridges, plastic-eating bacteria and drones that plant trees remind us that we are as good at repairing as we are at destroying.
Instead of the cool refinement of a simple bloom, they offer a more imposing and irrepressible sort of beauty.
It’s no surprise that greenery has gained popularity during the pandemic. Here’s how to make the most of it at home.
In densely packed Tokyo, flora is abundant in unassuming places. Hunting for it, as I learned, can lighten life’s loads.
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.
America wasn’t ready for the pandemic. And it isn’t ready for the next contagion to strike our woodlands.
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.
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.
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.
Before someone hung it up in your home, some animal had to get it into the canopies where it thrives to this day.
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.
For one reporter, documenting the destruction of redwoods and sequoias was a heartbreaking assignment.
Trees appear to communicate and cooperate through subterranean networks of fungi. What are they sharing with one another?
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.
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.
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.
After a decade spent living abroad, a photographer returns to her homeland — and revels in the breadth of its beauty.
When to plant and when to harvest this native North American fruit.
Issues like climate change, economic inequity and access to food have brought more attention to this creamy fruit and its resilient tree.
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.
Botanists have laid out evidence that dozens of North American trees, herbs, plants and shrubs have gone extinct since European settlers arrived.
It all began with an endless gray tunnel. And ended with a vision of how to rebuild our lives.
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.
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.
Scientists have found a potent chemical that might give Australian giant stinging trees their extraordinarily painful punch.
Utilities in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut raced to restore power, but officials said it might take several days, in some cases.
Slowly, scientists are learning how lianas quickly climb.
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.
The cutting of a beloved tree felled my heart. Then a bird came.
Summer heat and bugs can make your outdoor space unbearable. Here are some ways to help you stay outside comfortably.
Whether you like hiking, fishing, volcanoes, trees or even fossilized trees, there is a less-traveled and still awe-inspiring national park for you.
The big and noisy insects have started to emerge and are looking to mate in Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina.
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.
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.
Ikebana’s most irreverent practitioner, the 80-year-old Kosen Ohtsubo, finds beauty in the banal.
Festivals might be canceled but the trees are still doing their thing. And you can see some of them from a safe distance.