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Are We Ready for Genetically Modified … Trees?

That's right, it's more than just corn and soybeans. Scientists are now considering the genetic modification of trees. What need is there to modify a tree, you ask? Well, in an effort to grow more "su…

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10 Reasons to be Thankful for Forests

As you gather with family and friends to enjoy a hearty meal and a flurry of holiday events, your plans are probably focused inside -- seated around a table, in front of the television watching the bi…

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10 Ways to Recycle Christmas Trees

In the late 1800s, when decorating a tree for the holidays became popular, evergreens were bedecked with such Earth-friendly decorations as strings of popcorn, gilded nuts and luminous candles. Today,…

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Amazing Nature: Utah Aspen Grove Is 80,000 Years Old

In the Fishlake National Forest in Utah (pictured above), there is a colony of quaking aspen that is an estimated 80,000 years old, though no individual tree currently alive is anywhere near that age.…

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Organization Harvests 25,000lbs of Fruit From Unloved Trees

By Sami Grover, TreeHugger In April, TreeHugger covered the work of Katy Kolker and the Portland Fruit Tree Project, just one of many community organizations that gleans unwanted or underutiliz…

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Is Your Relationship with Trees on the Rocks?

By Sarene Marshall, The Nature Conservancy Given my work for a global conservation organization and my residence in a neighborhood filled with massive oaks, maples and hickories, it shouldn’t be su…

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8 of the World’s Most Incredible Forests

  There's something special about forests. It's a glimpse, perhaps, into what our world looked like for eons. Though so many of these precious ecosystems have been gobbled up by human expansio…

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Why Maple Syrup is in Danger (Video)

By Jon Schwedler, The Nature Conservancy Most people know that America’s forests clean our air and provide water (for example, half the nation’s water supply comes from forests). But besides the…

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12 Stunning Tree Houses

When I was little, I visited a friend whose dad built a tree house with a zipline that led directly to the family’s front door. It was the coolest thing I’ve ever seen—but nothing compared with these …

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Children and the Forest

Recently Jesseca and I took her daughters (my stepdaughters) to Ukiah, about two hours north of the bay area, to visit with my daughter Catherine (aka Cat), her husband Rob, and our grandson Jaden. We…

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Interesting, wouldn't have thought of some of these! Thanks

Gallon jugs filled with water are little heat sinks to be kept near small plants in the spring on a …

I'd plant it, but enough comes up on its own.

I am happy with my garden. It has a well supplied bird feeder too. As well as a bird bath...

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