Archive for the ‘Forests’ Category

Back in nature

So I finally got back out into nature with my camera the other day and while the picture I was really hoping for didn’t come out, I still got a few that I like.

The one that didn’t come out that great was of a blue heron just gliding up the Meramec river. It was a combination of my photography skills and me not having the best lense. Oh well, maybe next time.

So what I’ve chosen instead is something that I didn’t need a telephoto lense for and fortunately, couldn’t mess up too bad. It’s a purple cone flower along the trail and actually the same flower I just planted in our back yard.

So until the next blue heron comes along, I’ll just stick to flowers and trees. At least I can get a nice close-up of them.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian

Trees of life

One of the first things I learned from the book The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben is how interdependent trees are and how much they do for the forests that they’re a part of.

One of the things they do is they support each other but they also help others and I think this picture shows that with the fungus that is growing on the tree. It’s like they’re part of one big family.

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Green Librarian

Speaking of trees, yet again

As I’ve said many times, I love trees. The thing is, trees give us so much, whether they’re dead or alive. In addition to that, I think what I love about this picture is just the contrast of the colors in the stump.

It’s like there’s a whole little world within the tree. Just like I said in my previous post, Trees and bettles, beetles and trees, this is also from the pictures I took on Tuesday at Emmenegger Nature Park.

TreeStump

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Green Librarian

The heartbeat of trees

A while ago I read the book The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben and I have to admit that I don’t remember him saying anything about trees having a heartbeat. While I can’t say that for sure, I found this article tonight a really good read.

The article is entitled “Do trees have a heartbeat?” by Mary Jo DiLonardo over at Mother News Network. The more I learn about trees, the more amazing they seem to be.

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Green Librarian

Rediscovered

While the word extinct is a word heard more and more these days, what with climate change and the like, it’s always nice to here when a species has been “rediscovered”. It’s even better when it’s a local story, which for me is here in Missouri.

So, today’s article is entitled “A legendary Ozark chestnut tree, thought extinct, is rediscoveredby Robert Langellier over at National Geographic. All done thanks to a little citizen science.

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Green Librarian

Fire and trees

So while reading this article was a bit depressing for someone who loves trees, it’s also an honest look at a situation that needs to change. For too long, we’ve always tried to put out every fire, when I think like this article and good science shows, is that sometimes fire is a good thing.

The article is entitled “Fire is our friend, trees are the enemy, and the world is upside down” by Nathanael Johnson at the Grist. Sometimes the hardest decisions work out for the best.

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Green Librarian

Forest of the seas

When I read this article, I must admit I’d never read much about kelp or really seen the term kelp forest.  So I thought between my love of trees and forests, and the fact that the author of this article was looking for a way to spread this story, this would be a great article to write about today.

The article (or narrative as Kendra Pierre-Louis describe her work) is entitled “How One Climate Reporter Helps Readers Care About Kelp” over at the New York Times. While my post is not nearly as eloquent, hopefully it is a stepping stone to that aforementioned narrative.

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Green Librarian

Forest bathing

So reading tonight’s article is just another one of those moments where things just sort of come together. It all started with the book I just finished today entitled The Hidden Life of Trees and where the author Peter Wohlleben, talked about all the benefits of trees, one of which is the compound phytoncides. It’s something that is emitted by trees and breathed in by humans.

Anyway, to learn more, just check out Peter Wohlleben’s book or at least read the article entitled “Vast New Study Confirms Significant Health Benefits of Nature” by Melissa Breyer over at Treehugger. It might let you see trees in a whole new light.

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Green Librarian

 

Everything trees

So the first thing I thought of when I came across this article was the book entitled The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben. In fact, it’s a book that I was currently reading until it got lost in my stack of books but fortunately I found just the other day on my desk. So now it’s the book I’m currently reading.

Anyway, what made this article entitled “What’s Making Europe’s Trees so Sick” by Melissa Breyer at Treehugger so interesting is because I understand this article in large part because I’ve read The Hidden Life of Trees. Now, back I go to finish the book.

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Green Librarian

Tree talk

Continuing along the theme of trees tonight, I came across this article the other day which reminded me of a book read a while back but can’t for the life of me remember the title and also talked about how trees talk to each other.

The article tonight is entitled “Trees Talk to Each Other in a Language We can Learn, Ecologist Claim” by Sara Burrows over at the blog Return to Now. Meanwhile, I will sit here trying to remember the name of that book.

Sincerely-

   

Green Librarian