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Tree Lovers vs. Trimmers: Who Will Win The Power Struggle?

AP | By THOMAS J. SHEERAN | Posted 10.12.2013 | Green

WALTON HILLS, Ohio (AP) — An aggressive, national tree-trimming campaign since the blackout of 2003 appears to have had the intended effect. But the...

Cycling Through the New York Finger Lakes

Chuck Kellen | Posted 10.01.2013 | Travel
Chuck Kellen

If you think of Americana, this was it. When you're riding for as long as we did, nothing makes it easier than meeting new friends and absorbing a place in our country as beautiful as this.

Trees Are a Matter of Life and Death -- Really

Claire Woolley | Posted 10.01.2013 | Chicago
Claire Woolley

Trees give us so much. During a time of declining public budgets, we need a grassroots movement of volunteers even more to ensure that we have green spaces and community gardens to be the bedrock of healthy urban neighborhoods.

Cycling Through Canada With the STIHL Tour des Trees

Chuck Kellen | Posted 09.30.2013 | Travel
Chuck Kellen

The STIHL Tour des Trees started last night with a welcome dinner, bringing together all my friends from last year and more than 35 new cyclists ready to take on the Tour.

Riding for Tree Research

Chuck Kellen | Posted 09.30.2013 | Green
Chuck Kellen

The event was eye-opening for a lot of us. In just one hundred years, the entire fate of a species of tree has changed, and Powell and his team of researchers are working hard to change that.

Keep Popping Those Corks: Forests Need More Wine Lovers

OnEarth | Posted 09.29.2013 | Green
OnEarth

By Elizabeth Royte, OnEarth When my phone rang two months ago, a stranger invited me to visit a Portuguese cork-oak forest. I'd never seen one, so I w...

Is It Legal To Sell Endangered Plants Online?

| John R. Platt | Posted 07.25.2013 | Green

From John R. Platt: (click here for original story) Did you know that it is often legal to buy and sell endangered species of plants through the m...

LOOK: Is This A Tree Or A Weed?

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 09.18.2013 | HuffPost Home

We consider ourselves pretty garden savvy, but one Redditor has us stumped. User Senyin uploaded photos of this, er, plant and explained "we had a stu...

GMOs and the American Chestnut: Risky Business?

Bill Chameides | Posted 09.16.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

How far out on a limb would you go to bring back an icon of the American forest?

Woody Harrelson's Steps Forward to Eco-Entrepreneurship to Protect the Trees

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
Alison Rose Levy

Over 20 years ago, when the paper industry was "trying to push a bill through Congress to make virgin forest available in Montana," Harrelson got active with Greenpeace.

Fire in the Rockies - Part 2

Bill Chameides | Posted 08.21.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Fire is a natural part of a process of destruction and regeneration that keeps a forest diverse and healthy. By suppressing fires in the forest, we weren't putting an end to fires, we were just putting off the inevitable.

LOOK: Fantastic Tree Sculptures at the Palace of Versailles

VisualNews.com | Posted 08.17.2013 | Arts
VisualNews.com

2013-06-17-treesculpturesvisualnewsWhen it comes to contemporary art, the Palace of Versailles isn't exactly the first place that springs to mind. Now Italian artist Giuseppe Penone is bringing a new flavor to the magnificent place.

Genetically Engineered Trees and Glowing Synthetic Plants? No Thanks

Rachel Smolker | Posted 07.24.2013 | Green
Rachel Smolker

For the techno-obsessed, ideas are spawned, scientists get grants, become "experts" and build careers, patents are filed, business ventures launched, and PR firms hired, all before the fundamental questions are raised: Is this environmentally safe, responsible and fair?

The Best Thing I Learned From My Mother

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 07.06.2013 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

My mother showed me that in the midst of life's pain and turmoil, grief and loss, I can find great comfort in the beauty of a tree, deep joy at the sight of the moon and a sense of wonder by simply noticing the world around me.

It's National Arbor Day!

Posted 04.26.2013 | Green

On the last Friday in April, the U.S. celebrates National Arbor Day. First held in 1872, Arbor Day is a meant to honor all of the sky-high sentinel...

Earth Day, Arbor Day And Judaism's Environmental Ethic

S.R. Hewitt | Posted 06.22.2013 | Religion
S.R. Hewitt

The environment is sustained by trees, which cleanse the air and stabilize the earth, and the references in Jewish sources to the importance of protecting them are meant to be guidelines for caring for the planet in general.

Five Ways to Celebrate National Wildlife Week March 18-24

David Mizejewski | Posted 05.19.2013 | Green
David Mizejewski

It's the 75th annual National Wildlife Week this week, hosted by the National Wildlife Federation. This year's theme is "Branching Out for Wildlife" and we're celebrating trees and their importance to wildlife and people.

How the View From Apartment Windows Affects Your Health and Well-being

Marielle Anzelone | Posted 05.12.2013 | Green
Marielle Anzelone

As much as my sons delight in the tree, sometimes I daydream about less bedraggled alternatives. Instead of accidental, what if our view had been planned and purposeful? In its place could be something more pleasing. Imagine the space of a single street tree transformed into a small-scale woodland.

Tu Bishvat: Rebirthing Trees And The Tree Of Life

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 03.08.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Let us learn together, celebrate together, act together to rescue and heal our Earth from the Crushers in our own society.

2012: A Farewell to Creatures Great (and Small)

Robert Walker | Posted 02.27.2013 | Green
Robert Walker

The disruption of entire eco-systems is harmful to the people who depend upon them for their economic survival. Poaching in developing countries may temporarily enrich the poachers, but posterity is inevitably impoverished.

Are Urban Trees Worth It?

Scott Steen | Posted 02.19.2013 | Green
Scott Steen

Some people don't love trees as much as they used to. After the severe storms we have had this year, including Hurricane Sandy, city trees can seem like a dangerous liability. Are urban trees worth the risk they pose to houses, cars and people when a violent storm comes through?

The Cherry Tree on Willett Street

Mark Nepo | Posted 02.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

Each spring Robert goes in silence to stand beneath the thicket of pink. And we call to hear how the tree has burst again in its fullness. We close our eyes as he tells us the story we want to hear, and we feel possible all over.

Why Christmas Trees Present Scientists With 'Daunting' Task

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 02.12.2013 | Science

NEW YORK — To millions of people, the Christmas tree is a cheerful sight. To scientists who decipher the DNA codes of plants and animals, it's a...

World's Oldest Trees Dying At Alarming Rate

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.10.2012 | Green

According to a disturbing new report, the world's oldest and largest trees may be dying off -- and fast. The study determined that trees between 10...

New Yorkers Have One Million Reasons to Care for Trees

Elischia Fludd | Posted 11.27.2012 | New York
Elischia Fludd

New York neighborhoods are changing thanks to Mayor Bloomberg's initiative MillionTrees NYC, which is making the landscape of the city greener, one tree at a time. But planting trees is only the first step in improving the NYC environment.