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:
To Save the Corn Belt, Plant Trees
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
Monumentos vivientes: Oaxaca
Oaxaca con siete árboles notables
Mexico City needs more trees
Arquitectura: Árboles que habitan la casa
Trees have biological clocks
Planting trees may not reverse climate change but it will help locally
Global Forest Watch
Satellite technology, open data and human networks to better monitor and manage forests. It’s free and easy to use. Led by @worldresources.
Name this tree!
The Secret Life of Trees
Listening to the songs of trees – What soundtrack do trees give to our world?
Trees are Key – Trees are Key with Paul Johnson will help listeners better care for their trees. This short weekly podcast will feature a short lesson, a weekly tree highlight, and upcoming tree related events around the state. Sample topics will include Why Trees are Key; How To Hire a Pro: To Help You Care For Your Trees; What do Trees Need To Thrive; Trees As Investments; and How To Water Your Tree. @treevangelist
Men of the Trees – Off Track delves into the ABC archives to present a 1979 interview with Richard St Barbe Baker, founder of the Men of The Trees.
Trees I’ve Loved – Explore the powerful relationship between trees and people which goes back to our childhoods
The impact of deforestation – Deforestation is largely responsible for the loss of animals’ habitats.
Urban forest project has unexpected delightful consquences – Severe water restrictions have left the city’s urban forest in a state of decline and nearly 40% of trees are in decline or dying. So they came up with an idea. Each tree has been given its own email address and ID number on an interactive online map – the original intention was to help residents report tree decline, but instead people starting writing love emails to the trees.
Listening to trees: nature’s magnificent networkers – How biologist David George Haskell discovered the unique songs of trees, and the way they interconnect
National Tree Day
Costa Rica celebrates its National Tree Day on June 15.
This Great Basin bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva) is a National Champion Big Tree, 11 feet in height, 55 feet in girth
Bristlecone pines are one of the oldest trees on earth. The Great Basin variety is native to tree line areas in California and Nevada.
More info: Champion Nevada Bristlecone
English: Hug a tree, hug life
Spanish: Abraza un árbol, abraza la vida
Eucalypts: 10 things you may not know about an iconic Australian
Eucalypts, with the Duchess of Hamilton
Eucalyptus was first introduced to the rest of the world by Sir Joseph Banks, botanist, on the Cook expedition in 1770
Trees: the new carbon-storing, tax-minimising gimmick – We all know that trees soak up carbon-dioxide, so one logical response to climate-change is to grow more trees to keep the nasty gas out of the atmosphere. It makes sense, then, to offer financial incentives to grow trees specifically as carbon sinks.
The Senate Standing Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport
Implementation, operation and administration of the legislation underpinning Carbon Sink Forests
Time for a Coherent Forest Policy – Finally
Dr Judith Ajani
Calodendrum capense (Cape Chestnut)
Tree Diversity Day
Tree Diversity Day at COP11
Amber is the fossilized resin of trees and often contains trapped insects which can be 100 million years old.
The oldest tree in Britain is thought to be the ‘Fortingall Yew’ which is an estimated 5,000 years old
Today palms are a popular symbol for the tropics and for vacations.
Marlie Graves: Palms and grasses are both monocots – plants whose seed contain only one leaf, as opposed to dicots, whose seeds contain two leaves. Grasses belong to the Poaceae family, while palms are in the Arecaceae family.
Tough as teak
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