Archive for the ‘Trees’ Category

An eerie sort of feeling

This is a picture I took a few weeks ago over at another local park, this time Emmenegger Nature Park. I didn’t really notice it so much when I took the picture as later when I started to pursue through the pictures I had taken afterwards.

TreeLichen

It was in the middle of winter but the lichen growing on the trees had an almost neon look. I love how it stands out in the middle of the woods when everything’s so brown. I’m hoping to get back out on Saturday to take some more pictures.

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Green Librarian

Beauty in the unlikeliest of places

So the picture I’m posting tonight is one I took just a few days ago out at Castlewood State Park. To me it’s one of those pictures where it may not look beautiful when you first come up to it but, upon further reflection, there is beauty in this tree.

BurntTree

I guess it goes back to the old saying, beauty’s in the eye of the beholder. To me, it is beautiful.

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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

Tree library

So as someone who just recently had a tree taken down but not necessarily by choice, I really wished I’d had come across this article a little bit earlier because had I, well, who knows what I might have done.

The article I’m posting today is entitled “Woman honors 110-year-old tree by turning it into a magical library” by  over at Treehugger. I mean after all, what else would a librarian do with a beautiful tree?

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Windy days

So when we first moved here to where I live now, we had five trees but over time, one by one they’ve all gone. The first one lost a large branch in the wind, the next one died due to disease, then one split apart and fell on the house, while the next one (which was leaning towards the house) had to come down and finally, the last one was dying a slow death before being taken down.

One concerned me most about the last one was actually all the strong winds we’d had lately, which finally leads me to this article entitled “The Ocean’s Biggest Waves Are Getting Even Bigger” by Rafi Letzter over at LiveScience.

The article in fact got me to thinking that I’m wondering if the winds on land have also gotten stronger. I have to say, I don’t remember having wind advisories like we had this spring. Meanwhile, we’re planting our first new tree in a week or two. In the fall, I hope to plant at least one more.

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Green Librarian

Childhood trees

So reading this article reminded me of all the times I climbed a tree when I was younger. Of course the time I remember most is when I fell out of the tree in our back yard.

Anyway, the article tonight is entitled “Climbing trees is safer than organized sports over at Treehugger. Oh to climb that tree again!

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Green Librarian