Where Have All the Forests Gone? Long Time Passing...Where Have All The Trees Gone? Long Time Ago...The Answer is Blowing in the Wind...When Will We Ever Learn?
Just so readers of Wit's End won't imagine that all I do (as opposed to almost all) is blog about trees dying from ozone pollution, as evidence I present pictures of favorite paintings taken when I went to the Philadelphia Art Museum on Sunday, to see the special Van Gogh exhibit. Photography was not allowed inside the actual show, unfortunately, because it was spectacularly, ecstatically vibrant...an absolutely incredible experience I shared with middle daughter and friend Catarina. The…
Chestnut Trees To Spread Across Landscape Again, Says Purdue Scientist
A Purdue University researcher is working to restore the American chestnut, an important wildlife tree and timber resource that dominated the landscape from Maine to Mississippi before it was driven to near-extinction by a fungal disease introduced about 100 years ago.
Saving the American Chestnut Tree | The American Chestnut Foundation
The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) conducts research to develop a blight-resistant American chestnut tree (Castanea dentata) for reintroduction.
Giant Trees of Appalachia and the People Who Lived in Them
My fascination with hollow trees began when I watched Sam Gribley set up camp inside one in the film adaptation of My Side of the Mountain. Several weeks after watching it, I convinced my younger brother to try to help me burn out the inside of a hollow tree just like Sam had. Our efforts were cut short by our father’s timely intervention. The experience left us with a valuable lesson on fire safety instead of the Thoreau-style wilderness retreat we had envisioned. Several years later we…
American Chestnut Tree and poem-This 6-pack of blank, ivory notecards w envelopes features a drawing of an American Chestnut tree w poem
American Chestnut Tree w poem..This six- pack of cards features an ink drawing of a sprawling American Chestnut Tree ( Castanea dentata) dwarfing the horse and blacksmith standing beneath it. Horseshoes anchor the corner spot illustrations and chestnut leaves grace the side borders. The familiar, first stanza of the 1842 poem, "The Village Blacksmith" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, is penned in the bottom border-' Under a spreading chestnut tree, The village smithy stands; The smith, a…
There used to be 4 billion American chestnut trees, but they all disappeared
American chestnut trees once blanketed the east coast, with an estimated 4 billion trees spreading in dense canopies from Maine to Mississippi and Florida. These huge and ancient trees, up to 100…
Introduction from Mark Iwinski - Native Tree Society BBS
Native Tree Society - The NTS is a cyberspace interest group devoted to the documentation and celebration of trees and forests of the North America and around the world. http://www.ents-bbs.org http://www.nativetreesociety.org