Archive for June 11th, 2009

Ode to a tree

With some work still ahead, I thought I could pay homage to the fallen tree in our yard with some (mostly) fun and upbeat articles about trees.

The first one is entitled “Why Don’t Trees Lean Towards the Equator” over at Scientific American by Edgar Spalding of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Next we have “Trees Are Air Pollution Sentinels” by Michael Graham Richard at Treehugger.

These next two articles show how even trees can figure out climate change. They are “Michigan Cherry Growers, Deciphering Climate Models, Find Uncertainty Reigns” by Andrew McGlashen at Scientific American and “Tokyo Cherry Blossom Viewing Season Opens Early for Fourth Straight Year” by Matthew McDermott at Treehugger.

Lets finish up here with two fun articles entitled “Hug a Really Big Tree” by Leslie Wolscott at Green Daily and “14 Strange and Fabulous Trees (Slideshow) at Treehugger.

If I ever get around to it, my mom recently came across a picture of me as a teenagerĀ  (I believe) standing next to a big redwood in California, which I’m hoping to post soon. Stay tuned!


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