Mexico’s Forests and Notable Trees

Photo: Ron Mader, Sierra Juárez, Oaxaca (Some rights reserved) 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 the country’s forests and notable trees. Questions How successful are …

Visiting the Tule Tree

Photo: Tule Tree (Some rights reserved) Mexico’s most famous tree, the ginormous Tule Tree (Arbol del Tule) grows near Oaxaca City. Residents celebrate the famous Tule Tree the second Monday of October. It’s a big party fit for a big tree! Google Maps The Tule Tree may not be the tallest or the oldest tree …

Trees

Photo: Ron Mader, Higo del Valle tree planted by Guadalupe Victoria, Calle Calzada de la Republica (Some rights reserved) Tree = Woody perennial plant, typically having a single stem or trunk growing to a considerable height and bearing lateral branches at some distance from the ground Stray Observations Follow the trees. Admiring is the first …

Trees Links

Photo: Ron Mader, Oaxaca City (Some rights reserved) What would those in the know like others understand about trees? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesTo Save the Corn Belt, Plant TreesTree loss is making for sweaty suburbs, and the households that can least afford it are feeling the heatThe Best Technology for …

Joshua Trees

Photo: Ron Mader, Mojave Preserve (Some rights reserved) Joshua Tree = a yucca which grows as a tall as a tree and has clusters of spiky leaves, native to arid regions of southwestern North America Headlines‘Like witnessing a birth in a morgue’: the volunteers working to save the Joshua trees – Guardian 2021 News WildEarth …

Bialowieza Forest

Photo: Benno Hansen, Forest Elsewhere on the Webhttp://save-bialowieza.net Discussed at 41whc Following document onlinehttp://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 AssistanceRequests approved: 0 Total amount approved: …

Baobab

Photo: South Africa Tourism (Some rights reserved) 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 …

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 …