Of Tree I Sing

10,000 Birds

Sometimes, that one spot is a single tree. Eventually, I discovered a most unusual amount of activity centered around a single tree up the hill, with the added bonus that the morning sun was shining from behind me, giving everything on the tree an unusual amount of color and definition.

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Notable Trees

10,000 Birds

In that context, what I’m about to say will probably not be that surprising or groundbreaking, but nevertheless: guys, trees are really really cool. I always knew this on some level but my appreciation was renewed and focused when I took a tree identification class in Prospect Park this past weekend. Seeing and touching the leaves of an aphid-ridden linden makes it suddenly clear why the tree in question is hopping with Ruby-crowned Kinglets.

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The cuckoo tree

10,000 Birds

On a recent trip to India, a non-descript tree caught my attention. But the tree had more to offer. In all, there were 6 cuckoos representing 4 species in just one tree. What was it about this tree that was so attractive to them I wondered. Between feeding raids they returned to the cover offered by the tree. The post The cuckoo tree appeared first on 10,000 Birds. It was overlooking the butterfly garden in Sanjeevaiah Park , Hyderabad.

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Trees in Early Irish Law and Lore: Respect for Other-Than-Human Life in Europe’s History


My article, “Trees in Early Irish Law and Lore: Respect for Other-Than-Human Life in Europe’s History,” has just been published in the peer-reviewed journal, Ecopsychology. Articles Celtic Spirituaity Spiritual Ecopsychology Brehon Law druid earth-based spirituality ecopsychology Ireland nature - legal rights spirituality TEK trees

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10 Oldest Trees in the World


The oldest known living trees in the world are close to 5,000 years old. Old trees, though relatively few, are in our midst. What is the oldest living tree in the world? The oldest living tree on Earth is Pando. 10 Oldest trees that have ever lived on Earth. #1

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Pruning your trees

Green (Living) Review

For some fruit trees, however, the time to do any real pruning and cutting back is not that time of year but much earlier or somewhat later. Trees of the prunus species, cherries, plums, damsons, and related, should be pruned – pardon the almost pun – while the sap is rising, after they have flowered. While that may reduce any fruit production for that year it is r4eckoned to reduce the risk of any infection entering the tree.

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Elephant Journal

Friendship, like everything else in life, is constantly on the move. It is not an object collecting dust. You cannot sweep it off a counter with your pointy elbow and watch it smash to bits on the tile floor. It’s pretty tough. It will get banged up a little on the bounce, but if you’re […].

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$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.

Sycamore tree and Sycamore wood

Green (Living) Review

Sycamore (Acer pseudoplantanus) (in the USA called Sycamore maple) is a very underrated and undervalued tree and wood in Britain where it is continuously referred to as a non-native species and some call for its eradication. Sooty bark is, however, fatal for the tree once it has been affected. On the European mainland, especially in Germany, where it is called “Mountain Maple”, Sycamore is regarded as a noble timer tree and highly valued.

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The Awesome Tree

10,000 Birds

It involved me sitting on the porch of our casita, generally with a mojito in hand and Desi hanging out on the hammock, and watching birds come to the big bare tree that stood about thirty meters away as we listened to the babble of the brook that flowed through the garden. That skinny little thing sticking up out of the left side of the porch next door is the tree in question. It wasn’t that the birds that came to the tree were particularly rare or particularly close.

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We need more trees

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) More woodlands, properly managed – oh dear, the dreaded “m” word, as far as many misguided environmentalists are concerned, I know – is what we needed, and also more trees in other locations. But mention the word management and those those above mentioned environmentalists will scream blue murder and dare you say that trees will be cut, even under proper coppice management, they call it slaughter. trees woodland management woodlands

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Tree Tapping Isn’t Just for Maples

Nature Conservancy - Science

Maples aren’t the only trees that yield tasty syrup. From the Field Forests Outdoor Rec

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Amazingly Unique Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

Green Furniture Home Design

I tend to go CLASSIC when it comes time to decorate the Christmas tree in my house. A few simple strings of white and mulitcolored lights, some gorgeous and special christmas tree ornaments that I’ve collected since I was a child, and a few simple silver garland strands for that wonderful icicle effect. Check out these wonderful and totally unique Christmas trees for ideas on how to decorate yours this season!

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The Book of Trees – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Book of Trees by Piotr Socha (Author), Wojciech Grajkowski (Author) Published by Thames and Hudson (Big Books) (13 Sept. x 21 cm ISBN-13: 978-0500651698 Why are trees so important? This book, by the award-winning author Piotr Socha, answers these questions and more, tracking the history of trees from the time of the dinosaurs to the current day. book review trees wood

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A Gray Tree Frog in the Garden

10,000 Birds

Gray Tree Frog. And what’s not to like about a Gray Tree Frog ? Heard far more often then they are seen, Gray Tree Frogs are an adorable little frog. … Amphibians frogs Gray Tree Frog Saugerties I spent this weekend at my parents’ house in my hometown of Saugerties, New York, which is nestled nicely between the Catskill Mountains and the Hudson River.

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Happy Arbor Day – 5 of the World’s Most Beautiful Trees

Hug a Tree with Me

This day for the trees was formed to be an inspiration and a reminder to nurture, plant and celebrate trees of all kind. Without our leafy-kin, life as we know it will cease to exist – trees provide the oxygen that we breathe and detox the air of pollution. Somewhere along the way we forgot how valuable trees are – for some selfish reason we decided to cut down much more than we should and steal the green spaces for our commercial uses. 2: The Beautiful Banyan Tree.

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To tree or not to tree, that is the question

Green (Living) Review

Often it is reckoned that a real tree is better than an artificial one for reasons that the latter is made from oil-based materials, often, and thus has a serious impact on the environment. Natural Christmas trees, however, also are not without an impact on the environment and the Planet. Far from it and especially the “Christmas tree farms” are a problem to the environment in that they, more often than not, are the wrong kind of trees in the wrong place.

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Green christmas trees

Green Living Tips

What type of Christmas tree is more environmentally friendly, fake or fir? What about some other alternatives

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Tree Swallow Tornado

10,000 Birds

One of the perks of visiting Florida in January is that it’s a chance to see some birds that are absent in Minnesota like the Tree Swallow. I’ve seen Tree Swallows wheel and spin as they come in to feed on berries in Cape May, NJ during migration. Birds Florida roost swallows Tree SwallowThough this flashy bird is relatively common, they demand your attention when they are in their large communal roosts.

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Tree-Eating Swans

10,000 Birds

I saw a Mute Swan feeding on the fresh, new leaves of a Willow tree overhanging the lake. Tree leaves have a reputation for being hard to digest and animals, such as monkeys, that feed primarily on leaves, spend most of their time either eating or resting while their guts, with their specialised bacteria, break down the cellulose and extract the goodness from the meal. So I wondered why a swan would find good eating from tree leaves.

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National Tree Week 2016

Green (Living) Review

26th November to 4th December CHANGING VIEWS As National Tree Week – the UK’s biggest annual festival of trees – approaches, The Tree Council is encouraging everyone to consider how they can change views for the better by planting and celebrating trees. Across the country, views of the landscape are changing for the worse as more and more trees fall victim to invasive pests and diseases.

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Eurasian Tree Sparrows from long ago

10,000 Birds

Since it’s really hard to type in a splint, here is a blast from the past: specifically from the beginning of this long, strange trip, my cross-country journey from New York to Montana: I have to confess, I had forgotten all about the Eurasian Tree Sparrow. Unlike the House Sparrow, there was only one successful introduction event for the Eurasian Tree Sparrow (sometimes called the German Sparrow to avoid confusion with the American Tree Sparrow).

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Pruning Old Apple Trees

Green (Living) Review

It’s the time of year to prune apple trees. We used to have an old orchard, and I loved renovating the apple trees there; it was amazing to see them springing back into life with renewed vigour. Apple trees don’t last long, so there is always lots of dead and rotting wood around, with their attendant flora and fauna. Then think about increasing the light and air flow through the tree, to reduce the risk of infection and help apples ripen properly.

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The Secret of Communicating with Trees. Yes, Trees!

Elephant Journal

Academy Apprentice/Audit Blogs Elephant Academy Enlightened Society Green Inspiring (Wow) Non New-Agey Spirituality awareness eco elephant magazine environment forest bathing green mindfulness neuro gating shinrin-yoku tree communicationA memory surfaced of myself as a young child pulling branches off a sapling. My neighbor, a kindly white haired gentleman who always bought my Girl Scout cookies, confronted me.

Wrapping Trees to Find Reptiles

Nature Conservancy - Science

Scientists are searching for rare reptiles by wrapping trees with yoga-matt-like foam. From the Field Wildlife Asia Pacific Conservation Science Herps Restoration

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The importance of trees

Green (Living) Review

The benefit of trees for farms and everywhere by Michael Smith (Veshengro) When is the best time to plant a tree? Chinese Proverb Trees wherever they are make people calmer and studies have shown that when there are trees in towns and cities there is less crime, especially violent crime. Farmers seem to have, in recent times, completely ignored trees and especially the benefits of trees. In fact, I shall close here now by saying “we need more trees”.

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How to Organically Grow Asian Pear Trees

Living Green & Saving Energy

Some people know these trees and their fruit as, “apple pears” because the fruit resembles apples and can be crisp like apples. gardening green gardening How to Grow Asian Pear Trees organic gardening Asian pears are among the healthiest and tastiest fruits you can grow in your back yard or home orchard. The fruit is very high in fiber and it tastes juicy and delicious.

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The Trees will Remember.

Elephant Journal

The tree remains. Arts & Culture Literary Journal Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) all that ever existed was the forest art change compassion family forest happiness He remembers all healing Health & Wellness life philosophy remember spirituality the tree The Tree will Remember tree trees wisdomIn the thick of the woods, a woman's tears—a lifetime of lovemaking forgotten. Stead in his ground, unmoving, unyielding—but not uncaring.

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Hazardous tree removals

Environmental Economics

Blog powered by TypePad Member since 05/2005 « Poking holes in Ohio State Parks | Main | How I am similar to Greg Mankiw » March 03, 2011 Hazardous tree removals From the inbox: Landscape Services has been carefully monitoring and evaluating our trees on Appalachian’s campus for a number of years. The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) has developed tree risk thresholds that we follow.  The wood from removed trees is reused whenever possible.

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Incentivizing Tree Planting in Myanmar

Nature Conservancy - Science

How can nature-based solutions stand the test of time in Myanmar? From the Field Asia Pacific Forests

The Christmas Tree

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) It is, once again, the time of year where young spruce and fir trees are being sacrificed on the altar of the festival of Saturnalia disguised as a Christian feast by being cut down and then placed for a couple of days in the living room or such, basically, to die. I will not engage here in the discussion as to real tree vs. fake one. As far as I am concerned it is a no tree event. Christmas Christmas tree Saturnalia

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Dang fine trees

Environmental Economics

I'll be making a site visit to these trees over the holidays: After more than a decade of work by Kentucky highway officials and more than $850,000 spent in federal and state money redesigning U.S. There is something they want more: Trees. Trees are one of Prospect’s main attractions, and the state’s widening plan would wipe out at least 200 mature trees, including oaks and maples, on the mostly residential east side of U.S.

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Breathing with the Trees.

Elephant Journal

Green Health & Wellness Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Z ADMIN Green Featured Today Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today breathing connection with nature hugging trees spaciousness trees wildI realized it had been quite a while since I had sought nature for solace, support or guidance. I had only been spending time in nature when I was happy, or.

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White-tailed Antelope Squirrels at Joshua Tree National Park

10,000 Birds

While eating lunch with Daisy and her family at a picnic area in Joshua Tree National Park the other day a small chipmunk-looking creature ventured out of the rock formation we were eating next to. It seems likely that the squirrels we saw are of the nominate subspecies, seeing as Merriam described the species from a specimen taken in Riverside County, California, not far from Joshua Tree National Park.* Mammals joshua tree rodents squirrels White-tailed Antelope Squirrel

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Tree Recycling

Green Earth Journey

Find your Christmas tree recycling, treecycling, options right now with Earth 911

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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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Tree Swallows Return, It Must Be Spring

10,000 Birds

home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Birds / Tree Swallows Return, It Must Be Spring Tree Swallows Return, It Must Be Spring By Larry • March 16, 2011 • 8 comments Tweet Share Whenever I see Tree Swallows ( Tachycineta bicolor ) I know that Spring is upon us. Watching the Tree Swallow , or most any swallow, makes me wish I could fly myself, how about you?

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There it is, on a tree!

10,000 Birds

A large black, red-crowned and pale-billed bird flies between beech trees and lands on one of them, out of my sight. There it is, on a tree,” says excited N. Trees to the right of us, trees to the left of us, trees in front of us, only the Common Chaffinches are singing loudly… There it is – on a tree?! Fortunately, the bird takes a short flight to the next tree trunk, a few hops on it and off to the next, undisturbed by our presence.

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Wallpaper, Decals and Wall Murals – Trees Edition

Green Furniture Home Design

Even a day spent in the bare trees and white serenity on a winter walk can bring a busy mind to a quiet place. Trees and forest scenes just have a way of making any space look more relaxing and zen-like. So its no surprise that designers and homeowners have latched on to the trend of papering their walls with forest themed or tree patterned wall paper and murals. Walls 3d wallpaper tree murals tree wall decals tree wallpaper

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The Benefits of Trees. ~ Katie Dubow

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Boulder Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green Health & Wellness ash borer ash borer beetle breathing Colorado davey institute deforestation dying trees eab oxygen planting trees save the ash tree beetles tree diseases tree pests tree treatments trees U.S.

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Haiwaiian Honeycreeper Family Tree

10,000 Birds

The honeycreepers of Hawaii now have a family tree, with researchers from the Smithsonian having used DNA to map the entire family. Good news for an endangered family of birds! Asides

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Monkey puzzles: an iconic tree under threat

Green (Living) Review

The monkey puzzle tree is under threat in its native Chile, but UK gardeners can help. Robbie Blackhall-Miles explains how Listen to Robbie Blackhall-Miles talk about monkey puzzles in our new podcast on trees I sat in a state of dismay as I read about the forest fires threatening Chile. My life has been influenced greatly by these trees. gardens Monkey Puzzle trees

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Recycling Christmas Trees

Green Home Blog

Recycling Christmas Trees. One of the downsides of the season, at least for me, is taking the decorations off the Christmas tree and putting it out back to die. I feel a little better when I hang treats on the tree for the birds and the squirrels, but the daily sight of a dying tree out my kitchen window is really depressing. And the best thing about this county tree recycling program? All one has to do is bring the tree to the recycling depot; there is no fee.