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 …

Arbor Day

Photo: Ron Mader, Nebraska State Line (Some rights reserved) Arbor Day = Last Friday in April (USA) Started in Nebraska, Arbor Day is dedicated to raise awareness of trees. In addition, it’s a day to encourage people to plant trees. Mostly celebrated in the USA. Hashtag: #ArborDay Questions = Preguntas What are the notable trees …

Tree Blindness

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Tree Blindness = Ignorance of trees Translating: Tree BlindnessCeguera de los árboles = Ignorancia de los árboles Games in the Natural World Talk to neighbors about the trees and flowers in their yards, on the street you share, and in nearby city parks.  If you don’t know the names, you …

Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove

Photo: NPS (Some rights reserved) Among the highlights of 2018, Yosemite National Park’s Mariposa Grove reopened to the public. Plan your visit! News: The Mariposa Grove restoration project will restore the grove’s dynamic ecology and increase its resilience. Visitors to the Mariposa Grove will notice: A consolidated parking area and information station at South Entrance …

Wollemi Pines

Poster Spotlight on Australia’s Wollemi Pines, which survived December’s Gospers Mountain mega bushfire in New South Wales. Background The Wollemi Pine was discovered in the Wollemi National Park. These trees are often referred to as ‘living fossils’ or ‘dinosaur trees’ with evidence dating back more than 100 million years. Embedded Tweets Headlines https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/drive/the-last-stand:-discover-the-wild-wollemi-pines/11967826 Prehistoric Wollemi …

Sequoias

Photo: Peter Sekely, Mariposa Grove (Some rights reserved) Sequoia = a redwood tree, especially the California redwood Sequoias, aka Sequoiadendron giganteum, are the most massive trees on Earth. Wildfires torched up to a fifth of the species in September. Wildfires2021 Fire Season Impacts to Giant Sequoias: The 2021 fire season included two large wildfires (both …