Archive for the ‘Trees’ Category

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.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

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Past, present & future

So while I usually I like to post articles are upbeat when talking about our environment, perhaps because of the new year, I’m posting this article tonight that while not uplifting allows me to be a bit reflective about what has happened, what is going on presently what we can do in the future.

The article, entitled “A Forest of Ancient Trees, Poisoned by Rising Seas” by Nathaniel Popkin over at the New York Times, looks back at what’s been happening the last year or more both close to where he lives and around the world. I think it also motivate me to look around where I live and what I can do to help.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

 

Leaves & your lawn

So I’ve never been one to rake all the leaves up in my lawn. In fact, I usually just compost some of them and rake the rest into my flower beds. This article, entitled “A very important reason not to rake the leaves on your lawn” by Melissa Breyer over at Treehugger just helps me justify even more what I’m already doing.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

Wolves & our ecosystems

Reading this article tonight is just another example of how removing even one species from an ecosystem shows us that everyone plays a role here on earth. The article here is about one of my favorite animals, the wolf and one of my favorite parts of nature, our trees.

The article is entitled “After Killing all the Wolves in Yellowstone, They Finally Brought Them Back-Here’s What Happened Next” by Melissa Breyer over at Treehugger.

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Green Librarian

Trees in Lebanon

As I’ve said many times before, I love trees. The last book I just finished reading in fact, The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben, taught me so much more about trees than I think I knew was possible.

It also adds a bit more background to tonight’s article, “Climate Change is Killing the Cedars of Lebanon” by Anne Barnard at the New York Times. By that, I mean in the sense that while climate change is going on, these trees are continuing to fight to survive in so many ways.

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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.

Sincerely-

   

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.

Sincerely-

   

Green Librarian