Archive for the ‘Forest’ Category

Tree day (again)

Okay, I don’t normally post about the same topic twice in a couple of weeks but I’m loving the book The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben. It’s one of those books I just found while looking around and I have to say it’s a very easy read so if the first article didn’t entice you (check out my earlier post entitled Tree Day), I suggest the article entitled “The man who thinks trees talk to each other” by  over at The Guardian.

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Green Librarian

Fading forests

Reading this article makes me appreciate forests even more. It’s entitled “Ghost forests are eerie evidence of rising seas”   over at the Grist. While I’m not around forest much these days, I’m much more aware of the smaller things in life. Like the grasshoppers and bugs in my front yard.

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The Forest Unseen

I learned so much about what lies and lives beneath and around the trees in a forest from the book The Forest Unseen by David George Haskell. All I can say is that this is a great book and I highly recommend it.

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Fire & smoke

So for most of us, going to work means getting dressed, making a lunch and perhaps taking a backpack or brief case. In the case of a Smokejumpers, it’s a little more complicated.

Now I’ll be the first to say, sometimes we need to let mother nature take her course but I also think that sometimes they are needed. Unfortunately this article isn’t available online unless you have a subscription but it’s a great read. The article is entitled “What to Take Along to Get a Jump on Forest Fires” by Hilary Potkewitz over at the Wall Street Journal.

Or you could go to a public library like I did. Anyway, it’s a great read. For a little more information on what they do, visit the U.S. Forest Service website.

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Green Librarian