Ancient Japanese Forestry Technique Produces Lumber Without Cutting Down Trees

August 29, 2020 at 11:26 am




These Japanese cedar trees are pruned in a way that produces lumber faster and stronger than standard cedar without cutting down any trees!

Tiny Forests are Sprouting Up All Over Europe, Inspired by Japan, to Restore Biodiversity

July 3, 2020 at 9:14 am




Europeans are rapidly reforesting cities with tiny, dense patches of native forest with a Japanese method that makes them grow 10 times faster than normal 

Planting Trees in Square Holes Makes Them Grow Faster and Stronger

January 2, 2020 at 9:05 am




Square holes encourage roots to spiral out into native soil, planting trials show

Volunteers Plant 66 Million Trees in 12 Hours, Smashing Guinness World Record

February 21, 2019 at 2:23 am




1.5 million volunteers worked together to help reach a larger goal of reforesting the planet by 2030

Couple Spends 25 Years Planting a Rainforest, Hundreds of Endangered Animal Species Return

January 4, 2019 at 5:56 pm




This husband and wife transformed barren farmland into a tropical paradise, bringing back rain, rivers and endangered animals including elephants, tigers and leopards

Save Animals Initiative Sanctuary. Planting trees brought rainfall, streams and rivers back to the land. Images via YouTube.

 

Man Clones Old-Growth Redwoods, Plants Them in Safe Places

July 10, 2018 at 12:21 am




On a quest to save California’s coastal redwoods, man “moves the giants” to Southern Oregon

The Pheromones of the Forest

March 8, 2018 at 11:30 pm




Breathing in the aroma or “pheromones” of the forest instantly reduces the stress hormone cortisol, heart rate and blood pressure, while boosting white blood cell count

Humans have been removed from their natural habitat — the forest.

We haven’t evolved for fast-paced, high-stress, tree-less city life, so it’s no wonder we suffer so many mental and related physical health problems.

 

How to Grow a Mature Food Forest in Your Backyard in Just 10 Years

March 8, 2018 at 5:05 am




Engineer develops natural method for growing a food forest ten times faster than normal  

China Tells Troops to Put Down Their Guns, Take Up Their Shovels and Plant Trees

March 2, 2018 at 2:47 am




China deploys 60,000 troops to fight enemy number one in the country — air pollution — by planting 16 million acres of trees

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China is going to war with a new kind of enemy — industrial air pollution. The People’s Liberation Army has reassigned 60,000 troops to plant 16 million acres of trees to help clean the air.

Trees Talk to Each Other in a Language We Can Learn, Ecologist Claims

February 28, 2018 at 9:29 pm




A massive web of hair-like mushroom roots transmit secret messages between trees, triggering them to share nutrients and water with those in need.