There is more to creating a woodland than just planting trees

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Many people, and, apparently, even most governments, seem to think that all that is needed to create a woodland is to stick some trees in the ground and the rest will do itself. This brings in space and light allowing the other trees to better develop.

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Turkish watchmakers plant trees with this wristwatch

Green Prophet

Have you ever made a purchase in your life by which you gave the green light for planting a tree? More often than not, however, the companies that embrace this duty to the environment are ones which use trees to make their products – namely, stationery and wooden products. For every item sold, a tree is planted. And I do mean young trees, as the company is not even three years old. Design design giving back trees wood


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When Is The Best Time To Plant Trees?

Green (Living) Review

Many trees grow well when planted in fall, says arborist Tom Tyler of Bartlett Tree Experts. Although people often associate planting with spring, fall offers some advantages, he explains. "Warm soil encourages root growth prior to the onset of winter, while air temperatures tend to be cooler and more stable, reducing the amount of stress on newly planted trees. autumn gardening tips treesGive them the best chance of survival.

Encouraging planting trees will sequester carbon and conserve habitat

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" "Policymakers have tools to increase tree cover and limit urban sprawl, such as targeted taxes, incentives and zoning," he added. Foresters through the ages have known the importance of trees and their habitat for the Planet, even though they may not have expressed it, or been able to express this, in a scientific way. We need more trees, period! After all wood is made by trees and not in some factory. by Michael smith (Veshengro) Oh my G-d!

Maintaining Healthy Forests Takes More than Planting Trees

Nature Conservancy - Science

I used to think the answer was to plant more trees. Citizen Science That Speaks for the Trees. They call it an old-growth forest, but not all of the trees are old. Through natural processes like disease and fire over time some trees die leaving openings where young trees have a chance to grow. A healthy forest is a diverse mix of young and old trees, dead trees, and openings. Behind them you can see the densely packed trees. ©

Trees4Life Tell British Muslims To Plant Trees In Palestine And Reduce Waste

Green Prophet

Trees4Life , a British grassroots organisation has branched out as far as Palestine and Indonesia, to facilitate positive solutions to environmental problems in the form of tree-planting programs. In the faithful hopes of trying to make us aware of our environmental obligations, Trees4Life believes planting a tree is the first small step in being a green Muslim. As Muslims, we have an obligation to preserve the planet, and what better way than planting a tree.”

Planting Trees For The Future

Eco Friendly Daily

The Internet is also helping the environment through the many websites that offer to help the environment in exchange for a click, like, or a credit card payment, like Trees for the Future. Trees for the Future is a great website that is helping to clean up the air we breathe through their commitment to plant 400 trees for every $40 that is sent to them. Since 1989, Trees for the Future has been helping communities around the world plant trees.

Burn oil, plant trees – redux

Eco Friendly Daily

Turns out, the carbon savings from switching to biofuel – any biofuel – are totally swamped out by the carbon kept in the air by maintaining farmland to grow the biofuel feedstock instead of planting trees on the same land. An article in yesterday’s Science magazine throws more fuel on the fire, so to speak, of the carbon debate.

Gisele Bündchen Plants Trees with Children in Brazil


Earlier this week Mrs. Tom Brady, Gisele Bündchen, took off her runway heels to plant trees in Sao Paolo, Brazil with a group of children. Bündchen, 31, went back to her home country to celebrate the launch of ‘Gisele and the Green Team’on Cartoon Network Brazil.In addition, the model attended an event at the Center [.]. Causes Environment gisele bundchen tom brady

Buying Shirts To Plant Trees

Eco Friendly Daily

The United Nations wants to plant nine billion trees by the end of 2009, other websites work to provide rice to people ( who need it, while others help out the environment through clicking buttons that pay money to causes by sponsors ( Tees for Change has pledged to plant a tree for every shirt or onesie that you purchase through them. Overall, Tees for Change has proven to be incredibly successful at planting trees.

NFL to Plant Trees in Florida

Eco Friendly Daily

The National Football League has been planting trees since August, and will finish in May, to help offset the carbon emissions caused by the Super Bowl. They plan to plant 3000 mangrove and other native Floridian trees this year. They also argue that it will be hard to ensure that these trees will mature and grow into adult trees without succumbing to disease, infestation, or deforestation.

Will the Earth Survive Us? {Poem}

Elephant Journal

I wrote this poem to express the long view I take: Arts Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Inspiring (Wow) Right Livelihood climate change elephant magazine mass media news hype plant trees save the earth save the environment sixth extinction the earth the environmentEvery day I find nature still carrying on right outside my door.

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How Trees Answer Everything you Ever Need to Know about Life.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Green Non New-Agey Spirituality beauty of nature biomimicry examples inspired by nature natural inspiration planting treesThey give and take, breathe and flux, support and survive, blossom and die.

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Planting half a Million Trees through Art, Commerce & Service. {elephant Sponsor Amber Lotus}

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We’ll plant a tree for every item you order! Arts & Culture Featured Events Amber Lotus Publishing art calendars commerce environmental awareness planting trees right livelihood

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Planting Trees and Managing Soils to Sequester Carbon | Use.


Imagine if every time you Googled for anything the World got a Little Better.

Elephant Journal

But when we can raise money for tree planting by searching something on the Internet, why not do it? Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today Z ADMIN Work Featured Today charity Ecosia google planting trees search engine social action social media

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Arbor Day: Earth Day’s Wingman

Conservancy Talk

Starting Friday, April 26 th and continuing through the weekend, millions of Americans will observe Arbor Day by planting new trees in their communities. This is an important way to give back to the planet because of all the benefits trees provide. Forest Service, a 20-year-old tree providing shade on private property can return to the homeowner an average of $102 in annual energy savings , while only costing $15 to plant and maintain.

The Benefits of Trees. ~ Katie Dubow

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Lebanon to Restore Forests

Green Prophet

Activists, students and environmentalists gathered in open spaces to plant trees. Recent years have seen growing grassroots and government efforts to preserve Lebanon’s famed cedar forests , but there has been scant attention paid to rare juniper trees. There is currently no law to protect the vanishing Lebanese juniper tree. They plan to plant 70,000 thousand trees, both cedar and juniper trees. Image of juniper trees in Lebanon from Shutterstock.

Global Litter Clean-Up: Why Should We Give a Sh*t?

Elephant Journal

Ah, social media—specifically, Facebook. Some folks really don’t care for it, and I can understand why. We can get so caught up in our phones, gadgets and checking our social networks, rather than staying present and interacting with the people next to us. However, for some, Facebook is a great way to stay in touch […].

Going green in Malta with new Crystal cruise

Green Traveler Guides

The luxury cruise line’s Go Green in Malta offers the chance to plant trees in the island’s only national park, donate food at a local charity and learn eco-conscious planting and harvesting practices at a local organic farm. The day of voluntourism begins with a visit to Ta’ Qali National Park , where guests will plant trees and learn about the park’s conservation efforts.

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Meet The Mexican Muslim Tree Huggers

Green Prophet

Beginning as a meeting once upon a time in Mexico, Trees Give Life is the co-effort of Arif Malik and performing artist Mohammed Yahya. Green Prophet talks to the organisation founders about why they are planting trees for religion. Less than a year old, the Trees Give Life campaign began with a trip to Latin America , one of the latest parts of the underprivileged world to embrace the Muslim faith. ’ Green Prophet: How can we support Trees Give Life?

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Plant 1 Billion Trees: Remembering the Wangari Maathai. ~ Jenna Penielle Lyons {Video}

Elephant Journal

Wangari Maathai was the first African woman (and the first environmentalist) to win the Nobel Peace Prize. She is considered a leading figure in the ecofeminist movement, the movement for civil and women''s rights, and a beacon to many women who previously had no voice or power against an oppressive Kenyan government regime.

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Israelis Celebrate Tu B’Shvat – A Time for Planting, A time for Renewal.

Green Prophet

The holiday began as a “new year” for trees – a time when the tithing of fruits was determined. On Tu B’shvat 1890, a Rabbi took his students to plant trees in the agricultural colony of Zichron Yaakov. Besides numerous tree planting ceremonies, groups have publicized the holiday’s environmental significance. Trees provide a myriad number of “ecosystem services” in Israel. Thus, in addition to their ecological importance, trees are a symbol of renewal.

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Helping Birds Adapt to Climate Change in the Nevada Desert

Nature Conservancy - Science

Planting trees to help birds adapt to climate change is the latest chapter in a history of Amargosa River conservation. The post Helping Birds Adapt to Climate Change in the Nevada Desert appeared first on Cool Green Science.

A Fun, New Green Tradition: Tree Planting

Green Living Ideas

A few days ago, I posted about holiday traditions, and suggested that I was looking to start a new sustainable holiday tradition this year that was fun and uber green: planting trees for forage-able food and carbon sequestration. As we know from sister site PlanetSave, planting trees is a wonderful way to fix carbon and reduce global warming. First we planted two organic papayas at Mike’s house in a corner of the yard that was unused.

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350 Day

Green Earth Journey

Today we planted trees! Today with student's from the Cayuga Community College the Grow Auburn's Tree community planted trees in the city of Auburn, NY to combat the local rising temperatures Happy 350 Day!

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Permaculture: a new Christmas tradition for my family

Green Living Ideas

This year, I’d like to suggest starting a new one that contains the wisdom of the ages, and is one of the greatest gifts you can give to the next generation: planting a tree. Don’t fret–it’s not the War on Christmas (trees), it’s just a great, enduring gift that you and your loved ones can enjoy both in the moment, and for a long time to come. Families have all sorts of traditions for the holidays.

UN Plans To Plant Seven Billion Trees By End Of 2009

Eco Friendly Daily

Trees help give us oxygen! Naturally, with that nugget of information we choose to use trees not to give us oxygen, but to turn into toilet paper for, well you know. One of the greatest travesties of our current era is how little regard we seem to have for the trees. We know that Russia and Canada have 1/2 the world’s trees, yet they are the two worst countries on Earth for protecting trees. That expansion of humans means that more and more trees will die.

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Putting Reforestation On the Dollar Menu

Green Living Ideas

Trees, Water & People (TW&P) was founded in 1998 by Stuart Conway and Richard Fox. Since their inception,TW&P have delivered 63,419 clean cook stoves, planted 5,368,594 trees, installed 6,200 solar lights and 830 solar heaters and have put 150 Native Americans to work. Trees growing at a TWP sponsored nursery in El Porvenir, El Salvador. This particular nursery has the capacity to grow 40,000 trees per year. Photo courtesy of Trees.

$8 million fine and 10 years jail for cutting a tree in Saudi Arabia?

Green Prophet

The kingdom announced the launch of ‘Let’s Make it Green’ – a plan to plant 10 million trees across the country by April, 2021. As it’s sometimes hard to separate fact from fiction in Saudi Arabia: a fine for tree-cutters is a good thing, but not one so steep.

Man single-handedly plants a forest larger than Central Park NYC. (video)

Elephant Journal

An Indian man named Jadav Payeng started planting trees on a barren sandbar at 17. “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” ~ […]. He is now 47 and lives in his own 1,360 acre forest which now houses rhinos, tigers, deers, apes and elephants. Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green WAYLON: Today Only

Malawi Plants 60 Million Trees This Year Alone


Malawi has planted over 60 million tree. seedlings this tree planting season, according to recent statistics released by Forestry department of the Ministry of Natural Resources. According to Sangwani Phiri, the ministry’s spokesperson, this season, the ministry has managed to produce 58 million seedlings of both exotic and indigenous trees through its network of tree nurseries spanning the country’s 28 administrative districts. We planned to plant 1.5

Sneak preview of documentary about a man who planted a tropical forest singlehandedly

Green (Living) Review

For the past 35 years Jadav Payeng has been planting trees on Majuli Island in Northern India. The 1,360 acre Molai Forest began as a barren sandbar in the middle of a river. Payeng has turned it into a tropical wildlife refuge singlehandedly. It has become his life''s work. TreeHugger wrote about him in 2012 and a Canadian filmmaker, William Douglas McMaster read the post.

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Why the World Won’t Get Better Without Each of Us.

Elephant Journal

Plant trees. So today, let’s honor Dr. Suess by dedicating some time to making a change. Find a way to make your voice heard. Write. Make art. Volunteer more of your time. Donate money. Participate in respectful debates. Stay engaged. Or be really brave and go on a crusade. Arts & Culture Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Today Only Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today Activism Dr. Seuss Social change

Version One pledges to plant more than 400 trees in 2012

Green (Living) Review

Version One’s sixth year of tree planting will bring the total number of trees planted across the UK to almost 4,000 Wilmslow-based document management and imaging software author, Version One, continues to lead the way with its green initiative, by pledging to plant over 400 trees in 2012. The trees are being planted in partnership with Tree Appeal, a charity which plants trees to promote biodiversity, create new habitats and improve the environment.

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It’s the 75th National Wildlife Week

Wend Magazine

The NWF, will provide opportunities to restore habitat and re-build communities by planting trees where they provide the most benefit. To see a list of plantings in your neighborhood so you can join and help, please go to: Teach About Trees - Download lesson plans, posters, trading cards and other curriculum and activities perfect for families to explore “tree”-mendous wildlife species.

Living in Paradise

10,000 Birds

All six of Tobago’s hummingbirds are easily seen at this endless buffet of flowering plants, trees and feeders. A Ruby-topaz Hummingbird feeds on the flowers of a tree on the property.

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UK Scheme Turns Old Cars Into New Trees


Scrap Car Plant Tree hopes to encourage owners of old cars to donate the vehicle in order to raise money for creating new green areas in UK cities. This is exactly what Scrap Car Plant Tree hopes to do though by encouraging owners of old cars to donate the vehicle in order to raise money for the creation of new green spaces in UK cities.

Singing Honeyeaters

10,000 Birds

When we planted trees, shrubs and bushes in our garden in Broome we aimed to have as many native plants as possible to maximize the number of species of birds that we would attract. The above photo shows one of our native plants-a Hakea -in full flower and the nectar attracts all species of honeyeaters. Not only are they attracted to the flowering plants, but they come in to have a drink and enjoy the water we provide.

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6 Apps that Can Help Grow Greener Kids

Hug a Tree with Me

2: Ansel and Clair: Little Green Island : An award winning app with 18 creative levels with objectives such as clearing trash, planting trees and cleaning animals suck in oil. Apps came in to our lives a few short years ago and introduced us to a new way of learning and entertainment. Since its invent, we’ve played games that we never thought we’d master and learned lessens that we didn’t know we needed to learn.

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Rural Boreholes in Malawi Affected By Climate Change


He is especially pointing out wanton cutting down of trees to make way for cultivation of fields and as a fuel wood. Nankwawa advises the communities to plant trees around their water points and hills to deal with the problem in the long run. She says that they have already started preparing to plant trees on bare grounds such as hills or river banks, and they are planning to start doing the same boreholes’ catchment areas. “We Clean and safe water is essential.

Eco Nobel Prize Winner Wangari Maathai Dies

Sustainability Ninja

Maathai was the founder of the Green Belt movement in Kenya in 1977, which has planted more than 10 million trees. Archbishop Desmond Tutu said: “Professor Maathai introduced the idea of women planting trees in Kenya to reduce poverty and conserve the environment,” in a statement. “At last count, the Green Belt Movement she helped to found had assisted women to plant more than 40 million trees.

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