Archive for the ‘Forests’ Category

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

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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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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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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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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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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.

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Border collies and wildfires

Who knew that border collies could help out with restoring the burnout forests of Chile by simply running around and playing. It seems that the Torres sister’s and their border collies did just that in this article entitled “Border Collies Run Like the Wind to Bring New Life to Chilean Forest” by Mary Jo Dilonardo over at the Mother News Network.

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