Baobab

Photo: South Africa Tourism Wikipedia: Adansonia is a genus of deciduous trees known as baobabs. They are found in arid regions of Madagascar, mainland Africa, Arabia, and Australia. The generic name honors Michel Adanson, the French naturalist and explorer who first described the plant. Wikipedia: Baobab is the common name of a genus of trees …

Mexico’s Forests and Notable Trees

Photo: Sierra Juárez, Oaxaca Mexico is rich in temperate and tropical forests. The country possesses 1.3 percent of the world’s total forest resource, with one-quarter of Mexico’s total land area classified as forest lands. This guide is an introduction to Mexico’s forests and notable trees. The country boasts the highest number of pine and oak …

Trees Links

Photo: Oaxaca City Links related to trees presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines Tree loss is making for sweaty suburbs, and the households that can least afford it are feeling the heat The Best Technology for Fighting Climate Change Isn’t a Technology Growing pains: The oldest trees on Earth ripped themselves apart, fossils show https://www.theguardian.com/city-of-sydney-bringing-the-forest-to-the-city/2017/apr/26/do-you-suffer-from-tree-blindness …

Sycamore

Photo: February 2020 Notable trees: Sycamore Features What to do with sycamore balls? Sycamores Get No Respect Embedded Tweets To whomever is chalking names and descriptions of trees on the pavements across Walthamstow. I love you. This made my heart sing today. pic.twitter.com/6lmauYeQVD — Elizabeth Archer (@edarcherthinks) April 7, 2020 Wikipedia Platanus occidentalis Planeta Trees …

Joshua Trees

Photo: Mojave Preserve Joshua Tree = a yucca which grows as a tree and has clusters of spiky leaves, native to arid regions of southwestern North America Embedded Tweets Scientists have found Joshua trees are no longer producing seedlings at the drier, lower limits of their range. The federal gov’t rejected a request to list …

Bialowieza Forest

Photo: Benno Hansen, Forest Elsewhere on the Web http://save-bialowieza.net Discussed at 41whc Following document online http://whc.unesco.org/archive/2017/whc17-41com-7BAdd-en.pdf Year of inscription on the World Heritage List 1979, extensions in 1992 and 2014 Criteria (ix)(x) Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger N/A Previous Committee Decisions see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/33/documents/ International Assistance Requests approved: 0 …