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Tree Could Be Over 5,000 Years Old

Back in 1972, the grandfather of Jonathan Barichivich discovered a Patagonian cypress that might be the oldest tree in the world. He found it in the Andes Mountains of South America in the Alerce Costero National Park in Chile. Today, Barichivich of Chile is an environmental scientist working at the Climate and Environmental Sciences Laboratory

Plants Have Feelings Too

Scientists who study plants have discovered something interesting. Plants have emotions. That might seem crazy. How could plants have emotions? They’re just – plants! Cleve Backster, who was a well-known lie-detector examiner, had an experience in 1966 that made him start studying plants and measuring their reaction to things that happened to them. Once when

Plant a Tree to Celebrate Earth Day All Year Round

One of my favorite authors who emphasizes Earth Day year-round is Diana Beresford-Kroeger. One of her most well-known books is To Speak for the Trees. Not only is she a well-educated scientist, with degrees in botany and biochemistry, but she has spent her life helping people understand the importance of trees for the well-being of

Let a Tree Help When You Have a Bad Day

If you’ve ever had one of those days when nothing goes right, it can be hard to feel good about anything. One thing that might help is to go outside, sit near a tree and try this exercise. If it’s rainy, windy or cold, stay inside and look at a tree through a window. Watch

We Have a Vital Connection with Trees

All of us have an important connection to forests. Knowing that connection helps us to understand how essential forests are to sustaining human life. An excellent documentary, “Call of the Forest – the Forgotten Wisdom of Trees,” helps us to understand that connection. The film follows scientist and author Diana Beresford-Kroeger as she explores the

To Speak for the Trees

I have been learning about an amazing woman named Diana Beresford-Kroeger. She was born in England in 1944. Her father was British, and her mother was Irish. She eventually wrote a book about her life. Published in 2019 by Random House Canada, the book is called To Speak for the Trees: My Life’s Journey from