Tag: trees

Tag: trees

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

How to Say Goodbye to a Tree

It’s fun to get to know trees. It’s fun to climb in them, to sit near them and enjoy their shade. It’s fun to watch birds flit in and out of their branches and squirrels scamper along their trunks. Just like people, trees eventually get old. Sometimes they get hollow inside. Then they could fall

Take Time to Enjoy Fall Colors

With fall colors beautifying the landscape, some people drive through mountains, where spectacular bursts of color cloak many trees. For people who can’t or don’t want to travel, there are easier ways to see the changing colors. Yesterday, I took a walk along the riverine corridor through part of Farmington, New Mexico, where I live.

If I Were a Tree, What Would I Be?

When I wrote my recent children’s fiction picture book, If I Were a Tree, What Would I Be?, I drew on experiences I’d had over several years with many different trees. The book tells about two children who love trees. They can hear them with their hearts. They make friends with a cottonwood. The tree

How to Chase the Blahs Away

If you are feeling a little blah, there’s an easy way to fix that. Spend 20 minutes walking or playing among trees. Just 20 minutes will help you start to feel better. How cool is that! If you don’t have trees anywhere nearby, just spend time outside in the yard or in a park with

A Simple Way to Feel Happier

Have you ever had one of those days when nothing went right? Your sister, brother or friend acted upset or even a little mean. Your mom or dad didn’t have time to listen to you tell them something important. For a reason you couldn’t grasp, you felt sad or out of sorts. We’ve all had

Feeling ill at ease? Reach out to trees

Have you ever felt like you couldn’t sleep? Have images come into your mind that made you feel afraid, threatened or ill at ease for a reason you couldn’t grasp? When things like that happen, even though you might not know why you are ill at ease, that is a time to reach out to

Trees Improve Our Health

It’s amazing what trees can do to improve our health. That’s what a study involving 75 children in two Finnish cities found. The study was briefly reported in the Oct. 23, 2020 issue of The Guardian Weekly. In the study, the play areas of children were changed from gravel yards to mini-forests. Within one month,