In gardening there are annuals, there are perennials, and then there are the plants that could outlive us. In the last group are the trees, and I’m lucky to have many of them where I live in Maine. I have three volunteers this year that I could use your help identifying.
I’m pretty sure [...]
By the calendar, strict dividing lines separate Winter from Spring and Summer from Fall. The natural world knows no hard and fast boundaries. In the middle of August I stepped outside this morning to find an acorn on the ground. Looking around, I found many more, and along with them a smattering of fallen [...]
Before the mountaintop removal, the mountain had been covered with an ecologically complex forest, after, it was just a hint of its former self, and covered in grass. [...]
Not every lawn alternative idea works in every location. Be flexible, and keep trying, and it won’t be necessary to bring in either lawn mowers or goats. [...]
The World Tree tshirt you see here is printed on organic cotton, and made here in the United States, following that theme. [...]
Look at these organizations if, like my family, you’re seeking to offset a neighbor’s anti-tree stupidity. [...]
Outside the house where I live in Maine is a big, tall red oak tree that has been producing acorns in such great number that as squirrels run about the branches they come down like rain — or hail, perhaps. The last person to live in this house seemed to think it important to maintain [...]
A standard cherry or apple tree will grow to a height of between 20 and 30 feet. That means I will eventually have to climb a ladder to pick fruit, but it also means that the trees will create more fruit. With their larger size, they’ll also shade more ground, and sequester more carbon from the air. [...]
For once, winter is wintry. Sleep tight.
Outrage over the Western Oregon Plan Revision is so high that the web site of Oregon Wild, the local environmental activism group that has spearheaded resistance to the plan, is completely swamped – unavailable for viewing because it’s receiving so many visits. [...]
The web shop Green Your Life at Skreened features a pair of shirts that show how it is possible to combine style and justice in a shirt. Green Your Life’s shirts are available in three colors of organic cotton shirt manufactured by American Apparel, which encourages sustainable farming practices and steers clear of the whole [...]