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Backyard seen from the 3rd-floor window at 5:47 a.m.

 I love the way this was designed and grown to be looked at from above. I'm nearly always seeing it from the 3rd or 2nd floor. It's nice at ground level too, but I'm delighted by the undulating shapes of the low treetops. And of course, I love the part I call "the protractor." The long grass inside of the mown grass is wheat. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Gardens, Grass, Ann Althouse

When you can’t see the bike lanes for the trees

(Look out! Branches dip low on North Rosa Parks Way. For scale, the person on the left is only 10. Photos by Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Keeping bike lanes free of annoying and dangerous debris like gravel, leaves and automobiles has always been a problem in Portland (and everywhere bikes exist). Despite this perennial issue, our transportation agencies still don’t have a solid plan to keep bikeways swept, clear and safe 24/7/365. This year it seems like yet another obstacle is coming o...
Tags: Trees, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Gardens, Portland City, Terwilliger, Jonathan Maus, North Rosa Parks Way, Jonathan Maus BikePortland, Urban Forestry, North Rosa Parks, Urban Forestry From, Parks Water Bureau, Urban Foresty

5:31 a.m.

[Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


 Meade texted that to me from the backyard yesterday. I responded... charming i like the way the tree looks like a bent arm wearing a very old sweater [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Trees, Flowers, Meade, Ann Althouse, photos by Meade

Three Trees That Tell a Story of Sardinia

A key to understanding Sardinia, its history and culture, comes from an unlikely place—its trees. One rarely thinks of trees when they think of islands. Palm trees, of course. But islands are so much more than their palm-fringed coasts. So many of Sardinia’s secrets lie inland, away from the holiday homes and beach bars. Here...
Tags: Travel, Trees, Nature, Sardinia, Parks and Nature, Parks & Nature

The ‘Lost Forty’: how a mapping error preserved an old-growth forest

In 1882, Josias R. King made a mess of mapping Coddington Lake, making it larger than it actually is.For decades, Minnesota loggers left the local trees alone, thinking they were under water.Today, the area is one of the last remaining patches of old-growth forest in the state. Vanishingly rare, but it exists: a patch of Minnesota forest untouched by the logger's axe.Credit: Dan Alosso on Substack and licensed under CC-BY-SAThe trees here tower a hundred feet ...
Tags: Maps, Minnesota, California, Virginia, Trees, Earth, Conservation, Innovation, Anthropocene, Flickr, Moose, Pacific Northwest, St Paul, CC BY SA, Summit Park, SNA

'Ghost forests' visible from space spread along the coast as sea levels rise

Trekking out to my research sites near North Carolina's Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, I slog through knee-deep water on a section of trail that is completely submerged. Permanent flooding has become commonplace on this low-lying peninsula, nestled behind North Carolina's Outer Banks. The trees growing in the water are small and stunted. Many are dead. Throughout coastal North Carolina, evidence of forest die-off is everywhere. Nearly every roadside ditch I pass while driving around t...
Tags: Florida, Climate Change, Environment, Trees, Nasa, Atlantic, Oceans, Maine, Innovation, Google Earth, Biodiversity, University Of Virginia, North Carolina, Gulf of Mexico, U S Geological Survey, Chesapeake Bay

49 dead trees "planted" in Madison Square Park

Maya Lin installed 49 dead Atlantic White Cedar trees in a park in New York City to warn of climate change, reports Reuters. "They're called, 'Ghost Forests,' so I wanted to bring a ghost forest to raise awareness about this phenomenon," she added, noting that more than 50% of Atlantic Cedars on the U.S. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, News, Climate Change, New York City, Trees, Reuters, Madison Square Park, Maya Lin, Dead Wood, Atlantic White Cedar, Atlantic Cedars

Pink and white.

In the UW Arb today... pink redbud and white redbud...    Pink and white magnolia...    Me, in pink and white...  [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Flowers, UW, Ann Althouse, Whiteness, photos by Meade, Pinkness

Sunrise — eastern and western view.

At 5:48, looking right into the sun:   At 5:55, looking west:   The western view shows something that I've mostly ignored all my life: The spring foliage on the trees is varied in color like fall foliage. It's not just green. There's gold, orange, and brown along with a wide range of greens. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


In the Arb...   [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Flowers, Ann Althouse

A fallen sprig of very young oak leaves.

Photographed by Meade:    I like the fleshy, sugary look of them. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Trees, Meade, Ann Althouse, photos by Meade

We walked 6.6 miles in New Glarus Woods State Park today.

Brilliant green after yesterday's rain:  Does this fungus suggest the presence of sponge mushrooms nearby? Ramps:  [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Plants, Mushrooms, Onions, Ann Althouse, New Glarus Woods State Park

Frivolous tree in a dark mood.

[Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Clouds, Flowers, Ann Althouse

A tiny, invasive bug and the climate crisis are changing how guitars are made, and shifting the course of music history

Fender; Marianne Ayala/Insider Swamp ash is a wood prized by guitar makers and musicians for its light weight and resonant sound. But flooding, and a tiny bug, threaten the wood and the sound that is synonymous with rock music. Fender is phasing out ash after 70 years of use, and ash trees could soon disappear altogether. See more stories on Insider's business page. In 1970, when Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page recorded the iconic solo on "Stairway to Heaven," he was playing a 1959 Fend...
Tags: Music, Florida, Texas, Science, Mississippi, Entertainment, Climate Change, China, Trees, US, America, Trends, Jimi Hendrix, Canada, United States, Portland

It's the time of year to go to Governor Nelson State Park and see the Dutchman's breeches.

    "Dutchman's breeches is one of many plants whose seeds are spread by ants, a process called myrmecochory. The ants take the seeds to their nest, where they eat the elaiosomes, and put the seeds in their nest debris, where they are protected until they germinate. They also get the added bonus of growing in a medium made richer by the ant nest debris." "Governor Nelson State Park is a 422-acre Wisconsin state park... on the north shore of Lake Mendota. It is named for former Wisconsin Gov...
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Wisconsin, Ants, Flowers, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse, Gaylord Nelson, Nelson State Park, Camp Indianola Orson Welles

How your daily coffee can help tropical forests grow back

When coffee is harvested, the skin and pulp surrounding the bean are often discarded. Costa Rica, which had much of its tropical forests chopped down for agricultural use, is testing coffee pulp as a way to help reforest the country. A new study finds that coffee pulp can help reforest land in just two years. The coffee beans that keep us going don't grow on the vine in bean form. They grow as coffee "cherries," skin and pulp inside of which resides the precious beans. Before coffee beans ca...
Tags: Coffee, Trees, Sustainability, Discovery, Conservation, Innovation, Agriculture, Costa Rica, Natural Resources, Eth Zurich, University of Hawaii, Cole, Reserva Biológica Sabalito, Coto Brus county

Firefighters rescue man stuck 40 feet off the ground in Koreatown palm tree

Firefighters lower a tree trimmer who was stuck Wednesday March 31, 2021, in a palm tree 40 feet in the air on the 200 block of South Alexandria Avenue in Koreatown. LAFD used two aeriel ladders and cut the palm fronds away from the injured man, who was hooked up to a ladder and slowly lowered to the ground for transport to the hospital. (Photo by Mike Meadows/Special to the Los Angeles Daily News) LOS ANGELES — A worker who was stuck about 40 feet up a palm tree in the Koreatown area was resc...
Tags: News, Accidents, Trees, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Northern California, Koreatown, Los Angeles Daily News, Los Angeles Fire Department, Peloton, LAFD, Mike Meadows, Top Stories LADN, Crime and Public Safety

Japan Hasn't Seen Cherry Blossoms This Early in 1,200 Years

So gorgeous! So depressing! The cherry blossoms in Kyoto, Japan hit their peak bloom last week—the earliest date recorded in official records and, some say, the earliest date of bloom for the trees in more than 1,200 years. And climate change definitely has a hand in the trees’ early beauty show.Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, Environment, Trees, Plants, Spring, Blossom, Japanese culture, Cherry Blossom, Kyoto Japan, Hanami, Yasuyuki Aono, Prunus, Shunji Anbe, Flora Of Japan


[Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse

Plan to uproot 100 000 trees in Limpopo ‘sacrilege’, says baobab expert

Relocating ancient trees such as the baobab is possible but comes at a cost to its micro-habitat The post Plan to uproot 100 000 trees in Limpopo ‘sacrilege’, says baobab expert appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Environment, Trees, Iconic, Limpopo, Special Economic Zone, Relocation, Marula, Top Six, Protected, Carbon Sinks, Baobabs, Micro-climate, African Centre for Citizenship and Democracy, MMSEZ, Delta Built Environmental Consultants, Isaac Sekwama

Large tree falls — and blocks — Laurel Canyon Boulevard in Hollywood Hills

HOLLYWOOD — A large tree fell Wednesday onto Laurel Canyon Boulevard in the Hollywood Hills, blocking the roadway but resulting in no injuries. Firefighters were sent to the 2400 block of Laurel Canyon Boulevard about 9:35 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. It was unclear what caused the tree to topple over. Los Angeles Department of Water and Power crews were sent the scene to repair power lines damaged when the tree fell, the LAFD reported. #TRAFFICALERT: A giant tree fell th...
Tags: News, Trees, Los Angeles, Sport, Traffic, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Cbs, CHP, Local News, Porter Ranch, Grapevine, Hollywood Hills, Pacoima, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, LAFD

How to Propagate, Plant, and Prune a Japanese Maple Tree

A Japanese maple is one of the most easily recognizable trees thanks to its lovely red hue. These four-season trees fit well in practically any yard! Here’s everything you need to know about how to grow, plant, and even propagate a Japanese maple tree.  The Japanese maple is ideal as a tree that fits well ... Read More about How to Propagate, Plant, and Prune a Japanese Maple Tree The post How to Propagate, Plant, and Prune a Japanese Maple Tree appeared first on Garden Therapy.
Tags: Gardening, Trees, Month March Week 2, Pruning, Japanese Maple

How to make a giant table from a 5000-year old oak tree

In 2012, a gigantic oak tree, thousands of years old, was found well-preserved in a bog in East Anglia. Hamish Low has been turning it into a similarly gigantic table, with all the incredible affordances that must be considered for such ancient and valuable wood. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Woodworking, Trees, History, Carpentry, Joinery, Hamish Low

Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, Feb. 8-15

  Workers at the soon to be open Chandler Street Tiny Home Village in North Hollywood, CA., Thursday, January 28, 2021. The Chandler Street Tiny Home Village will have 40 homes and 75 beds for the unhoused and be the first tiny home facility to open in Los Angeles County. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus the potential for positive personal, change and community enrich...
Tags: Google, Cooking, Books, Gardening, Movies, Supreme Court, California, Trees, Los Angeles, Sport, Lunch, Things To Do, Soccer, Veterans, Higher Education, Long Beach

Urban Tree of the Year 2021

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks -photo: Alison-Taggart-Barone Giant Sequoia - (Sequoiadendron giganteum) The Society of Municipal Arborists has selected the giant sequoia as its 2021 Urban Tree of the Year. Although it's native to the Sierra Nevada -- and found in western states of United States -- they can... [Author: Jane Berger]
Tags: Gardening, Trees, Awards, United States, Plants, Sierra Nevada, Public Parks, Garden Design, Society of Municipal Arborists, Jane Berger, Giant Sequoia, Sequoia Kings Canyon National Parks, Alison Taggart Barone

Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, Jan. 25-Feb. 1

  Los Encinos State Historic Park on Moorpark Street in Encino is open for walking the grounds, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday. Pandemic rules include wearing a mask, social distancing and no picnics. (Google Street View)     Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus the potential for positive personal, change and community enrichment. Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and their supporters meet online on Zoom. Meet...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Books, Gardening, California, Trees, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Nasa, Soccer, Veterans, Libraries, Community, Local Politics

At the Sunrise Café...

... you can talk about whatever you want. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse

Things to do – online and in-person – in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Jan. 21-28

    A Megalodon is on display during the Jurassic Quest Drive Thru experience at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. The show features over 70 life-like dinosaurs and can be viewed with tickets purchased in advance online through January 31, 2021. (Photo by Andy Holzman)     Take a chance on cultural experiences, Jan. 21-28.   EVENTS   Holiday in the Park Drive-thru Experience at Six Flags Magic Mountain: A thrill of a different kind for the holiday season with lights choreographed to festi...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Books, Comedy, Movies, California, Trees, Jerusalem, America, Los Angeles, Events, Sport, Nasa, Dance, Richard Louv, Birds