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. »
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. »
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. »
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.… »
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… »
Trees, what can’t they do? They shelter urban wildlife, improve our mental health, and provide the very air we breathe. And it turns out that just the presence of trees at a public transit stop might be enough to improve riders’ perception of the transit experience—even if the actual service doesn’t improve at all. »
Cutting boards don’t just have to be the thing you put on your kitchen counter and chop meat on, they can be beautiful intricate pieces of art too. Just look at the incredible work and detail it takes to make one of these end grain cutting boards from Larch Wood. In this video by Stereokroma, you get to see how it… »
No one enjoys choking on smog, but are more trees really the answer for polluted city air? It’s not as clear-cut as you might think. Air pollution is clearly a problem for health and well-being – and as more and more people across the world move to live in megacities, they could miss out on the fresh air associated… »
The good news yesterday that California cut urban water use by 27% came with a sad asterisk. In their frenzy to disable their sprinklers and eradicate every inch of water-sucking grass from their drought-plagued yards, Californians are accidentally killing their trees. And some of them are falling over dead. »
After the city of Melbourne assigned its trees email addresses so residents could report anyissues, people began emailing the trees a wide range of correspondence. And sometimes, the trees write back.
Shugendo is an old religion in Japan that started in the 7th century that focuses on a spiritual experience or awakening of sorts with nature. There’s more to it then that, of course. But this film by Mathieu Le Lay explores that world and follows Yamabushi monk Kosho Tateishi during his prayer rituals. »
This is basically watching a ballet of wood chopping. This video shows Seattle’s largest elm tree get carefully cut down piece by piece in an urban area with perfect placement of ropes and the expert use of a crane and the daring knowhow of climbers. There is so much to consider when taking down a giant and they… »