Planting Trees Helped a Yorkshire Town in England Miss Winter Floods! According to The Guardian, tree planting and other natural approaches have prevented flooding at Pickering in North Yorkshire over Christmas, at a time when heavy rainfall caused devastating flooding across the region. Slowing the Flow scheme, which saw 40,000 trees planted, reduced peak […]
These beautiful, medium-sized owls are named for the yellowy beige (also known as “buff”) feathers on their heads and chests that are interspersed with dark, vertical streaks. Their large eyes are yellow and they have long ear tufts. They have rich brown feathers on their back. There is a white “V” on their forehead […]
Yellow flame is a very beautiful and elegant ornamental tree. It is native to the Indian subcontinent and can grow to around 50 meters or 164 feet tall. Its golden-yellow flowers are fragrant and have a grape like scent. Its spreading crown of many branches consisting of feathery mimosa like leaves and abundance of […]
West Indian Bay Tree
West Indian Bay Tree’s oil is distilled to produce a fragrant cologne called bay rum! It is native to the Caribbean and can grow to around 12 meters or 40 feet. Oil from its leaves is distilled and used in making perfumes. The flavor of the perfume is intense and highly spiced. It is […]
Vad Purnima – Worship of Trees!
It is a celebration in Hinduism where women pray for the prosperity and longevity of their husbands by tying threads around a banyan tree or vad. It honours Savitri, the legendary wife who rescued her husband’s soul from the ruler of the departed, Yama. Women give water to the tree, sprinkle holy red powder […]
Tribal woman from India addresses UN Forestry Meet after saving forests for 7 Years!
Tribal woman from India addresses UN Forestry Meet after saving forests for 7 Years! Ujiyaro Bai belongs to the Baiga tribe in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and started her fight to save forests seven years back. She first saw markings on some trees during her regular visit to the village for collecting […]
The Tree of Tule
El Árbol del Tule (or The Tree of Tule) is like a living cathedral that dwarfs the Church of the Assumption in Oaxaca, Mexico. It has the stoutest trunk of any tree in the world. The tree’s 50 foot or 15 meter diameter trunk supports branches the length of two tennis courts. To mitigate […]
Stunning Golden Gingko Tree Tunnel!
Many places in Tokyo, Japan grow ginkgo trees on both sides of the street. When the weather becomes colder, the ginkgo green leaves turn into beautiful bright golden tree tunnels like fine painting. Beautiful in any season, the tunnel comes into its full glory in autumn when the tree leaves turn a hue of […]
The Spindle Tree is popular for its bright pink or purple fruits! It gets its name from a wool spindle (used for spinning wool), where its wood was used for making spindles. It can grow up to 20 feet or 6 meters high and popular in gardens for its attractive autumn colours. Parts of […]
Santa Barbara Moreton Bay Fig Tree
Santa Barbara’s Moreton Bay Fig Tree is said to be the largest of its kind in the United States! It was transplanted from its original site on State Street in 1877 by a young girl named Adeline Crabb. The cutting had come from Australia as a gift to Adeline’s friend from a visiting sailor. […]