Our Forests Are Dying Around The World, Are We Next?

Trees are the terrestrial lungs of the planet, and they are dying all over the globe. Government agencies and mainstream media are not reporting on the unfolding cataclysm of this die off. Though the changing climate is correctly associated with off the chart tree mortality, the even larger issue of global climate engineering is still […]

Can The Rings of a Tree Create Music Like a Record?

Artist Bartholomaus Traubeck has custom-built a record player that is able to “play” cross-sectional slices of tree trunks. The result is his artpiece “Years,” an audio recording of tree rings being read by a computer and turned into music, much like a record player’s needle reads the grooves on an LP. It gives us not […]

3,200 Year Old Tree Is So Massive It’s Never Been Captured In A Single Image. Until Now.

(Distractify) Cloaked in the snows of California’s Sierra Nevada, the 3,200-year-old giant sequoia called the President rises 247 feet. Two other sequoias have wider trunks, but none has a larger crown, say the scientists who climbed it. The figure at top seems taller than the other climbers because he’s standing forward on one of the great […]

Why trees are even more awesome than you think

Would it surprise you to learn that, like animals, trees communicate with each other and pass on their legacy to the next generation? In this fascinating video, UBC Professor Suzanne Simard explains how trees are much more complex than most of us ever imagined. Although Charles Darwin assumed trees are simply individual organisms competing for […]

The Most Amazing Thing About Trees

Trees create immense negative pressures of 10’s of atmospheres by evaporating water from nanoscale pores, sucking water up 100m in a state where it should be boiling but can’t because the perfect xylem tubes contain no air bubbles, just so that most of it can evaporate in the process of absorbing a couple molecules of […]