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5 Ways to Show Trees the Love

Arbor day, a holiday devoted to planting trees; that's just the best. The idea of Arbor Day started in 1872, when J. Sterling Morton, then a member of the Nebraska Board of Agriculture, introduced a r…

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Forest-Friendly Furniture

If a tree falls in the forest, does anyone hear it? Woodworkers with a passion for solid hardwood are rescuing and reclaiming downed trees to create one-of-a kind handcrafted modern heirlooms do. "…

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New Tree-Growing Device Inspired By Bird Poop

A company out of Holland recently used bird poop as the inspiration for a new device designed to grow trees in eroded, arid and rocky environments. Some of the most efficient and successful technol…

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10 World Famous Trees

By Stephen Messenger, Tree Hugger They may have never starred in a Hollywood blockbuster or released a multi-platinum record, and they may be a bit quiet and rigid on camera -- but that hasn't stop…

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Boy Inspires Planting of One Million Trees

At the age of nine, Felix Finkbeiner hatched the idea to plant one million trees in Germany. He did a presentation in his school about the idea and people listened. He was inspired by the example of W…

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Eco-Themed Halloween Costumes

There are eco-friendly costumes and then there are ECO-costumes. The later immerses its wearer in environmentally-themed garb. I am always pleasantly surprised when an otherwise shy, quiet and even d…

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First Aid For Trees

In the aftermath of a major storm, the initial impulse of property owners is generally along the lines of "let's get this mess cleaned up." But hasty decisions can often result in removing trees that …

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Lit Crit: The Lorax

As I did with previous texts like The Runaway Bunny and The Giving Tree, I am taking a stab at one of the most revered children's book heroes of all time, Theodor Seuss Geisel, otherwise known as Dr. …

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Seeing the Paper for the Trees

My nephew must have been just 3 when I told him paper was made of trees and he laughed at me. Well, maybe he didn't laugh at me but he did giggle because I am his "silly" aunt. But in this instance, i…

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Clearing the Air: Heat With Wood

Has the prospect of spiraling home heating oil and gas prices sent you into a tailspin about how best to keep your family warm this winter? If you can't see the forest for the trees, consider those t…

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crop circles in the sand... quite the concept & ingenuity indeed

I tried, but my eyes glazed over, & I lost interest. ADHD's not all bad.

Couldn't see Marilyn at all until I removed my glasses. With them, I could only see Albert.