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The Woodcarver Drawing Secret Faces on Trees at This Canadian Park

Atlas Obscura | Posted 05.17.2016 | Travel
Atlas Obscura

by Cara Giaimo, originally posted on Atlas Obscura Visitors to Cottonwood Island Nature Park in Prince George, British Columbia can walk green trails...

A Web of Murder, Leaves and Trees That Talk

Janet Bertolus | Posted 05.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Janet Bertolus

I walked over to him, closed my eyes and rested my hand on the rough bark of his trunk and I could feel his stress and despair.

The Moon Tree That Orbited the Moon 34 Times

Julee Morrison | Posted 05.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Julee Morrison

In 1971, between January 31 and February 9, a forest of trees flew to the moon with three astronauts, one a former "smokejumper" firefighter. They orb...

Building Capacity: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.06.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we recognize seven individuals from around the world with projects aimed at building the capacity of the communi...

Confessions Under the Angel Oak: Trailing John Muir

Barbara Mossberg | Posted 05.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Barbara Mossberg

Barbara Mossberg Earth Planet-Universe Journal May 1, 2016 ON THE TRAIL OF JOHN MUIR: CONFESSIONS UNDER THE ANGEL OAK No alligators were harmed in ...

Do Trees Have Souls?

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 04.25.2016 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

Deciduous trees in winter, shorn of their leaves and their greeniness, seem so full of soul and will and intention -- despite their barren branches -- that I want to say, yes, trees are an expression of the divine.

East Africa Hub: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.13.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we recognize seven grantees across the globe in East Africa who are receiving seed grants that are inspiring cha...

Carving a Business from 35 Tons of Marble: An Interview with Mattia Ruggeri

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.30.2016 | Arts
Steve Mariotti

Mattia Ruggeri was born surrounded by creativity and an appreciation of art. His father spent his life thinking about and studying art, and together t...

5 Tips to Enhance Your Visit to the Redwoods

Matt Emerson | Posted 03.25.2016 | Travel
Matt Emerson

Redwood National & State Parks are located along the Pacific Coast in Northern California. Instead of one large park, you'll find a series of parks. ...

A Brilliant Idea to Bring Dead Loved Ones Back to Life

Claire Fordham | Posted 03.08.2016 | Green
Claire Fordham

The first anniversary of Dad's death was looming. His ashes were still sitting in a generic plastic urn in his study, surrounded by photographs of his family. And we couldn't decide what to do with them.

How Increasing Drought Threatens Most U.S. Forests And Households

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.09.2017 | Science

It turns out that California is not alone in its five-year struggle against the devastating effects of drought. A new paper, published this week in th...

Stumbling Through Lent: 'Looking for God? Go Look at a Rock'

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 02.22.2016 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

Last week I wrote about Savitri Hari, a Hindu woman who finds the sacred in the small, menial things of the world. Tori Isner, a Native American, also finds the divine in -- to me -- unexpected ways.

Is 'Go Outside and Play' a Thing of the Past? Could Be, If We're Not Careful

Steph Thompson | Posted 02.11.2016 | Parents
Steph Thompson

Once upon a time, kids bravely climbed trees, and were forced to let the chips -- or limbs -- fall as they may. Now, though, a tree might be able to grow in Brooklyn, (I've even give money to plant them in loved ones' names,) but they certainly may not be climbed.

How Looking Through a Tangle of Branches Ignites a New Perspective

Karen Sikie | Posted 02.08.2016 | Arts
Karen Sikie

Can you recall the last time you took a moment to look up? What you'll see is an awe inspiring spectacle. The orb of a moon hanging low against a black mid-night backdrop, or the clouds softly spreading across the span of gorgeous blue.

New Study: Students Learn Better with Views of Trees

Jared Green | Posted 02.03.2016 | Impact
Jared Green

A Tree Campus, Rice University / Carol Ciarniello What if what is outside a school's windows is as critical to learning as what's inside the building...

The Beginnings of an Environmental Educator

Nichlas Emmons | Posted 02.01.2016 | Green
Nichlas Emmons

When I was 11 years old, I would spend a lot of my time at the local library. There was not really much to do for a poor nerdy kid living in a small town. My summers were spent with my grandmother, while my parents worked, and at the library, which consumed much of my evenings.

Anatomy of a Favorite Tree

Leslie Gernon | Posted 01.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Leslie Gernon

A few months ago I was walking at a local Nature Preserve when I came upon a young boy trying to re-find his favorite tree. I so got having a favorit...

Tu Bishvat 2016: Dates, Facts, History Of The Jewish 'New Year For Trees'

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.25.2016 | Religion

Tu Bishvat is a Jewish holiday that falls on the 15th day of the Jewish month of Shevat. It is celebrated on Monday, January 25, 2016 this year. Histo...

Life After the 25th: Local Nurseries See a Second Christmas Tree Market

Yuliya Neyman | Posted 01.04.2017 | DC
Yuliya Neyman

Christmas trees at Potomac Garden Center are still lined up in crisp, even rows. A sign advertises: "All Christmas Trees 50% Off." The lot is quiet at the moment, but this morning the nursery sold two Christmas trees, and expects to continue selling through New Year's day and beyond.

A Typical Christmas Tree May Not Be What You Think

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 12.25.2015 | Science

Christmas trees come in all shapes, sizes and species -- and most of them are pines, right? Wrong. The typical holiday tree is not of the genus Pinus,...

Climate Change Killing Trees Off At Alarming Rates

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 12.22.2015 | Science

A recent study has determined that if global warming continues unchecked at its current projected pace, we could see nearly all needleleaf evergreen t...

Saying Hello to Christmas

Jimmy Dunne | Posted 12.17.2016 | Good News
Jimmy Dunne

I was overwhelmed by the beauty of our Christmas tree. I thought about how a tree gives us life. How it draws its energy and its juice from the light. And how it gives life back out.

Visions of Christmas Trees Past

Paola K Amaras | Posted 12.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paola K Amaras

I'm always excited when the Christmas tree goes up. Just the simple act of plugging in the lights and determining which ornaments to use gives me an a...

The Most Powerful Climate Solution You've Never Heard Of

P.J. Marshall | Posted 12.08.2016 | Green
P.J. Marshall

What if there was a powerful but overlooked tool that could reduce global warming by 0.5°C by the end of the century? Imagine if reversing the decline of ecosystems was good for economies. What if making our world more beautiful, also made it stronger and more resilient?

The World's Oldest Tree Looks Very Familiar

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 12.05.2016 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

At just 16 feet tall, Old Tjikko is tiny compared to its 180-foot siblings on the Fulufjället Mountain in Sweden, but it has the proud stature of a great redwood -- standing a little straighter as the oldest single-stemmed clonal tree in the world.