Wildfires scorch and blacken the Earth but turns out they’re actually essential for the environment and even good for the trees themselves. That’s right, this animation explainer from Ted-Ed explains how burning trees can actually help trees grow in the future. It’s because when trees overgrow they’ll have too thick…
Do not adjust your monitor. This is a perfectly normal forest, but it happens to be the view that’s seen through the eyes of a 3D laser scanning system developed by a company called Treemetrics.
Alternative headline: Tree takes a lightning strike and is somehow still standing? I don’t know who the actual winner is here. The lightning bolt that struck the tree and rocked half of the trunk away while flooring all of its branches or is it the tree that takes the bolt’s best shot and hangs in there quite…
Cities have been kicking out cars to curb pollution and boost the well-being of their residents. But Madrid has proposed something even smarter. It’s not only banning cars from its downtown, it’s adding more green space. This is an important part of the equation that many cities don’t get right.
Italian artist Giuseppe Penone is renown for his art that incorporates nature and humanity, and his 2012 exhibition, The Hidden Life Within, excavates a massive tree’s early form.
Like oversized fishing bobbers used as flower vases, these 20 trees planted in colorful buoys are designed to add whimsy and nature to Rotterdam’s industrial waterfront. The installation, named Dobberend Bos, or “bobbing forest” in Dutch, will be released into the city’s harbor in March.
Real Christmas trees are beautiful. They smell good. They look classy as hell. They are not made of plastic and imported from China like most of the fake trees you can buy. They are not fake, which means they are easily assumed to possess that most coveted trait of all, authenticity.
Tropical forest are large, complex and easy to get lost in—which isn’t helpful if you’re trying to study them. Now, scientists are using these amazing immersive mathematical models to understand the intricacies of tree canopies around the world.
Is this a forest? That depends on what you mean.
It would appear that a 99-year-old cloth-making company in Japan is looking to enter the food business in an unusual way. Instead of only churning out towels and bedding, it’ll start using fiber from trees to cook up a gluten-free, slurp-able snack.
Back in the day, humans chopped down forests the old-fashioned way: lumberjacks with axes. Obviously, a 20,000-pound monster with tank treads and massive saws mounted on a crane does the job harder, better, faster, stronger.
Switzerland, a country not known for its lack of trees, has come up with a new solution to grow a few more: a ‘vertical forest’, or more accurately, a 383-ft skyscraper masquerading as a shrub.
It’s virtually impossible to get by in today’s modern world without digital communication. Perhaps that’s why a New York City politician has a plan to give 200 trees around the city their own email addresses.
It may sound like a no-brainer to say that trees improve air quality. After all, we know that trees absorb the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO₂), and that their leaves can trap the toxic pollutants nitrogen dioxide (NO₂), ozone, and harmful microscopic particles produced by diesel vehicles, cooking and wood burning.
Protecting Britain’s river ecosystems could be as simple as planting more trees along riverbanks to provide cooling shade and, according to new research, an important energy boost for life in the stream.
The drought crippling the West is the worst it has seen in 500 years—and maybe even in 1000 years. It’s so bad that it’s taking a toll on some of the region’s oldest and largest residents: California’s stately sequoia trees.
Redwood National & State Parks in northern California is where some of the tallest trees in the world stand and is home to so many different species. More Than Just Parks spent several weeks inside the park capturing the forest and the beaches and the clouds and basically all the beautiful nature that exists there.…
Yesterday we learned that humans have killed half of the Earth’s trees, which today number in the trillions. At the same time, there’s been a boom in scientific studies showing that humans are healthier and happier when exposed to our leafy friends.
No-one lives in a city because they enjoy being surrounded by hulking concrete monoliths. Thanks to this mapping tool from Portland State University, you can now see exactly how lacking your city in the tree department.
It was a sunny Saturday afternoon in San Francisco’s Dolores Park and kids on gyroscopic single-wheeled skateboards seemed to float uphill. I sat next to the “Fuck the techies!” graffiti, waiting to score some weed. But my eyes weren’t on the park — they were on the skies. Because I was about to get a very special…