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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:

Headlines
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
https://www.theguardian.com/city-of-sydney-bringing-the-forest-to-the-city/2017/apr/26/do-you-suffer-from-tree-blindness
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-07/how-sour-cherry-became-most-photographed-tree/8781812
http://home.bt.com/news/uk-news/four-crowned-regional-winners-of-woodland-trusts-tree-of-the-year-awards-11364122300003
https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/the-nearly-magical-properties-of-fig-trees
http://www.loveparks.org/create-a-tree-trail-and-win-a-native-tree-/2604/2/11/1824/71
http://talkingplants.blogspot.com/2009/10/60-aussie-trees-in-botanic-gardens.html
what-is-a-tree-worth
seeing-forest-and-trees-all-3-trillion-them
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
old-tree-gallery

Twitter
@ICRAF
@FAOForestry
@CIFOR
@andyheald
@royal_forestry
@TheICF
@arborday
@Pohutukawa6
@CONAFOR
@MortonArboretum
@MurphyWestwood
@treevangelist
@peterwohlleben
@BiovIntCIAT_eng

Around the world in 80 trees
@jondrori
Around the world in 80 trees – Trees are a key element of human life, but they are widely disrespected. What can we learn from these perennial protectors?

Around the world in 80 trees: Antidote Festival

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.
globalforestwatch.org
YouTube
@globalforests

Witness tree
wordspy.com

RoofDog
Can I persuade you to take a photo of a tree? = ¿Te puedo persuadir a tomar una foto de un árbol?

Facebook
Salvemos los árboles de Oaxaca
Texas forest service

Flickr
Name this tree!

Flickr Groups
World Trees
Field Guide: Flowering Trees of the World

Recommended Listening
The Secret Life of Trees

Do trees have feelings?
http://www.peter-wohlleben.de
https://www.swr.de/swr1/rp/programm/der-mit-dem-wald-spricht-peter-wohlleben/-/id=446640/did=17370610/nid=446640/retyl6/index.html

http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/afternoons/audio/201847212/expert-feature-the-totara

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
#DíaMundialDelÁrbol

Costa Rica celebrates its National Tree Day on June 15.

Australia celebrates its National Tree Day on July 26
http://treeday.planetark.org
http://www.landcareonline.com.au/?page_id=4507
https://www.facebook.com/NationalTreeDay
https://youtu.be/Xk9x5KgxehY

Mexico celebrates its National Tree Day the second Thursday of July.
#DíadelÁrbol
@CONAFOR

In the USA, National Arbor Day is the last Friday in April, but many states observe Arbor Day on different dates according to their best tree-planting times.
http://www.arborday.org
@arborday

Nevada
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

Translating
English: Hug a tree, hug life
Spanish: Abraza un árbol, abraza la vida

The songs of trees
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/04/trees-have-their-own-songs/521742/

Beech
Beech

Birch
Birch
http://www.cirrusimage.com/trees_Betulaceae.htm
https://youtu.be/IdUw3SVwXBg

Acacia
Acacia

Araucaria
These trees are living fossils, dating back to early in the Mesozoic age
Monkey Puzzle Tree – Araucaria_araucana (Araucaria araucana is the national tree of Chile.)

Eucalypt
Eucalypts: 10 things you may not know about an iconic Australian
Eucalypts, with the Duchess of Hamilton
http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2012/11/01/3623363.htm
Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus was first introduced to the rest of the world by Sir Joseph Banks, botanist, on the Cook expedition in 1770
http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A090289b.htm

Ginkgo
Wikipedia

mongongo
Mongongo

Oak
https://theconversation.com/tons-of-acorns-it-must-be-a-mast-year-126711

Walnut
Walnut

Climate
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

Africa
Calodendrum capense (Cape Chestnut)
www.plantzafrica.com/plantcd/calodendcape.htm

Roots
We all share roots
Laurel Tree
Protecting the roots

Tree Diversity Day
Tree Diversity Day at COP11
http://worldagroforestry.org/newsroom/events_and_conferences/2012-10-11/tree-diversity-day-cop11
http://www.worldagroforestrycentre.org/newsroom/highlights/tree-diversity-conference-parties
http://www.bioversityinternational.org/announcements/celebrating_tree_diversity_day.html

Elsewhere
harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/witness-tree-social-media-project
http://senseable.mit.edu/treepedia
treesaregood.org
truthabouttrees.com@TruthAboutTrees
barretttreeeast.com

Amber
Amber reveals ancient insects

Amber is the fossilized resin of trees and often contains trapped insects which can be 100 million years old.

Infrastructure
deeproot.com

FYI
The oldest tree in Britain is thought to be the ‘Fortingall Yew’ which is an estimated 5,000 years old

Bark

Palm
Today palms are a popular symbol for the tropics and for vacations.
https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_tree
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.
https://www.quora.com/In-what-ways-are-palm-trees-technically-considered-a-grass

Idioms
Tough as teak

Embedded Tweets

Trophy Tree

Bingo
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Species – Wikipedia
Cercis canadensis (Redbud)
Casuarina
Aspen
Juniper
Sequoiadendron giganteum
Almond
Yellow pine

Wikipedia
Tree
Arbor Day
Terpene
Turpentine
List of superlative trees
Trees of Australia
Carolus Linnaeus
List of oldest trees
Dendrochronology
Suzanne Simard

Planeta.com

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