The Restorative Power of Trees

Green growing things heal us in surprising ways. Communities are trying to bring plant life to areas that lack it.     In some of my earliest memories, I’m perched between two branches of a plum tree that grew in front of my house. To climb, I’d grip the lowest...

Beneficial Terpenes in Forest Air Around the World

  Taking the day to wander the forests and glades in the surrounding countryside is always enjoyable, relaxing, and invigorating. Trees have always been a symbol of life and abundance in many cultures, but it is only recently that the therapeutic benefits of simply...

Planting a mix of tree species ‘could double’ forest carbon storage

                              Forests containing several tree species could store twice as much carbon as the average monoculture plantation, research finds. A study looking at the carbon storage of forests in southern China finds that each additional tree species...

Planting a mix of tree species ‘could double’ forest carbon storage

                              Forests containing several tree species could store twice as much carbon as the average monoculture plantation, research finds. A study looking at the carbon storage of forests in southern China finds that each additional tree species...

Think trees! Changing mindsets one step at a time

Primary school children in Ndemiu, Makueni County, Kenya, help clear part of their school compound for seed-beds for tree seedlings.       When two people started cleaning up a beach in Mumbai in 2016, they could never have imagined how their tiny spontaneous action...