Two members of the Grow-Trees.com team recently went on a site visit to our project in the district of Kheda in the Indian state of Gujarat. They discovered, first-hand, the far-reaching social impact that planting trees in this community is going to have! Last year, our corporate partner Landmark planted 26, 000 trees along the […]
Happy Mother’s Day!
Mother’s day comes arrives with great pomp every year, with discounts at restaurants and reduced prices at stores, that help us compensate for the neglectful children we have been all year around. The sentiment though remains untarnished. Celebrating our mothers for the selfless nurturers that they are is a worthy cause. However, the concept of […]
Reborn – A Giant Tree felled as a result of a bar-room wager
The Fieldbrook Redwood would have been the biggest tree alive today had it not been felled in 1890 reputedly to satisfy a drunken bet about making a table big enough to seat 40 guests from a single slice of tree-trunk. After a century of being left for dead, a giant redwood that grew as tall […]
Amla or Indian Gooseberry is a deciduous tree that can grow to around 60 feet in height. All parts of the plant including the fruit, seed, leaves, root, bark and flowers are used in traditional Indian medicine. Maharashtra, a state in India is the largest producer and supplier of its fruits. People smear each other […]
American Tulip Tree is native to North America. It is a fast-growing tree and can reach around 160 feet in height. The flowers are pale green or yellow in colour with an orange band on the tepals and bloom in May and June Birds and bees are attracted to its flowers as they yield large […]
American Sycamore is a fast-growing tree. It can reach around 40 meters or 130 feet in height and is found in the eastern forests of USA. An ornamental feature of this tree is its brown bark which exfoliates in irregular pieces to reveal a creamy white inner bark. It can be found at the edges […]
Reintroducing American Chestnut trees in the wild!
Images of vendors selling chestnuts in Manhattan, USA are common, but they are European chestnuts. The American chestnut that once dominated the forests of Eastern United States from Maine to Georgia was virtually wiped out by a disease that was accidentally introduced from Asia. Luckily, in July 2015, a 115-foot tree, the tallest chestnut tree […]
Amberley Castle Treehouse is a real fairytale hideaway!
Emerging from the foliage and tall flowers, it is built at branch height of the tree that supports it. This gives the impression that it were a hidden tower from a fairytale storybook. It can be found on the grounds of the enchanting Amberley Castle Country Hotel in Sussex, UK. It captures and enhances the […]
Nature and Mathematics – An Amazing Amalgamation!
The pattern of seeds held within the center of the Sunflower is a mathematical marvel – it follows the Fibonacci sequence, or 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144. Each number in the sequence is the sum of the previous two numbers. In sunflowers, the spirals you see in the center […]
Sri Lanka is the first nation to protect all mangrove forests!
Sri Lanka has lost around 76% of its mangrove forests over the past 100 years. It has become the first nation in the world to comprehensively protect all of its mangrove forests. Sri Lanka President Maithreepala Sirisena said, “It is the responsibility and the necessity of all …. to be united to protect the mangrove […]