Archive for May 14th, 2008

Let’s climb a tree

Lately I’ve seen a few stories on our friend, the tree. Today I thought I would share a few of them.

First, from our neighbors to the north, “Beetles Turning Forests into Carbon Bombs” by Patrick Metzger at the Daily Green. Let’s hope they need a passport to head south.

Next, down south, “How (not) to Prevent the Next Hurricane Katrina” by Jeremy Elton at Treehugger. Maybe with stories like this, all is not lost for the majestic Cypress. We can only hope.

As they say, misery loves company so, “Air Quality Standards: Too Weak for Asthmatic Kids” by Dan Shapley and courtesy of the Daily Green.

I know, I know, this is rather depressing. So rather than continue down this road, we’ll end a more positive note.

So how about this story from Treehugger,How Old is the World’s Oldest Tree” by Bonnie Alter. Discovered up in western Sweden, it’s believed to be over 9,500 years old. Amazing!


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