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The Health of Trees and The Natural World Is Closely Linked To Our Own State of Health

The Health of Trees and The Natural World Is Closely Linked To Our Own State of Health

Karen Foster, Prevent Disease Waking Times  As a species, we’re just beginning to recognize that the environment is vital to our health. The need to reduce acid rain emissions, stop dumping hazardous wastes, and slow down deforestation needs be addressed from the perspective of people’s health. Evidence is increasing from multiple scientific fields that exposure […]

By January 17, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Why You Should Plant More Trees – Research Shows Trees Grow Happier People

Why You Should Plant More Trees – Research Shows Trees Grow Happier People

Elizabeth Renter Waking Times Trees and nature don’t only provide us with oxygen to breathe, they provide us with peace. According to a review of studies, the number of trees in your neighborhood, along with your proximity to a park, plays a significant role in your mental and physical wellbeing. So it may be time […]

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How Trees Communicate

How Trees Communicate

Researchers at the University of British Columbia are concluding that trees are interacting with one another in a symbiotic relationship that helps the trees to survive. Connected by fungi, the underground root systems of plants and trees are transferring carbon and nitrogen back and forth between each other in a network of subtle communication. Similar to the network of neurons and axons in the human brain, the network of fungi, roots, soil and micro-organisms beneath the larger ‘mother trees’ gives the forest its own consciousness.

Indian Man Single-Handedly Plants a 1,360 Acre Forest

Indian Man Single-Handedly Plants a 1,360 Acre Forest

A little over 30 years ago, a teenager named Jadav “Molai” Payeng began burying seeds along a barren sandbar near his birthplace in northern India’s Assam region to grow a refuge for wildlife. Not long after, he decided to dedicate his life to this endeavor, so he moved to the site where he could work full-time creating a lush new forest ecosystem. Incredibly, the spot today hosts a sprawling 1,360 acre of jungle that Payeng planted single-handedly.

By April 28, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Alaskan Tlingit Indian Traditional Knowledge: Trees Are People

Alaskan Tlingit Indian Traditional Knowledge: Trees Are People

Tlingit warriors would fast and pray for day to lead them in to the right trees they will use to make wooden collars. The trees were selected by a shaman. The area became protected and the trees gave permission to be killed, Abraham said.

By April 25, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
The Importance of Trees (Video)

The Importance of Trees (Video)

Thanks to science we can understand more deeply how much our lives and livelihoods are dependent on these earthen plants. Trees are amazing and deserve our respect.

By April 18, 2012 0 Comments Read More →