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Manhattan Residents Had a Wake for This Doomed Tree
The weeping willow's name is Cher.
July 10, 2017
Copalis Crossing, Washington
Ghost Forest of Copalis
This grove of ghostly cedars was killed in 1700 by an enormous tsunami that was felt from the U.S. to Japan.
Added by JFish
What Makes a Tree? It's Hard to Agree
Five councils in Australia recently got stuck on the question.
July 06, 2017
Sculptural Wall of Vida de las Palmeras
This elaborately decorated wall is an homage to the history, beauty and lore of the palm tree.
Added by Dr Alan P Newman
Volunteers in India Planted 66 Million Trees in One Day
Madhya Pradesh is now a whole lot greener.
July 03, 2017
The Lost 40
A mapping error in the 19th century made loggers think this section of the forest was underwater.
Added by turbobrett
Muzeum Samorostů (Museum of Driftwood)
600 stumps, branches, and trunks of different shapes and sizes.
Added by Sebastian Wortys
The many—66 to be exact—faces of the German forest.
Added by johndelatorre
Chevy Chase, Maryland
Into the Woods
The wooded estate of the Forest Service employee responsible for D.C.’s cherry blossom trees.
Added by Elliot Carter
For over 100 years, this Indiana town has had a tree growing out the top of the local courthouse.
Added by GFire
When You Have to Move an 800,000-Pound Sequoia
It isn't easy.
June 27, 2017
This Iconic New Zealand Tree Is Probably From Australia
But pōhutukawa disappeared from the continent a long time ago.
June 22, 2017
Jönköping N, Sweden
Visingsö Oak Forest
A forest of immensely tall and unusually straight oak trees planted nearly 200 years ago to build naval ships that never came to be.
Added by hrnick
For Trees to Migrate With Climate, They Need Help From Microbes
How we might help ecosystems adapt to the world we've created.
June 08, 2017
Kaluakauka (Doctor's Pit)
The spot where the namesake of the Douglas fir met his mysterious end on a Hawaiian volcano.
Added by Meg
California Avocado Plaque
Believe it or not, the now-ubiquitous California avocado originated in Guatemala.
Added by rudygiron
Judean Date Palm Methuselah
This tree was extinct for a thousand years before sprouting again from a 2,000-year-old seed.
Added by AaronNetsky
Jekyll Island, Georgia
Constant erosion has created a surreal landscape of bleached and preserved fallen trees.
Added by leighbelle
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