Things We Heart – August 2015 Edition

We’ve rounded up some of the best tree stuff on the web for your enjoyment! Check out this month’s highlights below:

INFOGRAPHIC: Why Are My Plants Turning Yellow? There are many reasons why plants’ leaves turn yellow. This infographic from Inhabitat.com can help you easily determine the cause of the discoloration, and provides tips for keeping your plants green and healthy.

Kings-Road-GOT16 of the Most Magnificent Trees in the World. This headline doesn’t exaggerate – this photo collection is truly magnificent! From the peculiar Baobab trees of Madagascar, to the ancient Dark Hedges of Northern Ireland (as seen in HBO’s Game of Thrones, and pictured right), this list features stunning trees from remote, exotic corners of the world.

A Tree that Flowers with 40 Different Fruits. These rare trees, grafted together by Syracuse University art professor Sam Van Aken, yield up to 40 species of stone fruit, including peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, cherries, and almonds. What homeowner wouldn’t want one of these in their back yard?

Don’t Cross the Trees: An Arborist Cyclocrosser’s Take on the Austin Nationals Debacle. Bad weather, muddy terrain and wayward tree roots marred the 2015 Cyclocross Nationals Championship in Austin, Texas. One arborist argues that the course, surrounded by “Heritage Trees,” should never have been used in the first place. After reading this article, we have to agree.

TreeHouse-ChewtonGlenWorld’s Coolest Tree-House Hotels. Want to go out on a limb for your next vacation – literally? Once the sole province of young boys and Ewoks, tree houses offer adventurous travelers a unique travel experience in an age of roadside motel chains and globe-stretching hotel corporations.

11 Places to See Big Trees. California has some of the biggest, tallest trees on the planet. If you live on the West Coast, check out this list, which includes scenes from the Redwood National Park, Wawona & Mariposa Grove, and more.

Centuries-old Bonsai that Survived Atomic Bomb Gets Honored 70 Years Later. At 390 years old, the Japanese white pine was already notable as the oldest specimen in the bonsai collection at Washington, D.C.’s National Arboretum. But it’s even more special for having endured the atomic bomb in Hiroshima, which it is now being honored for, 70 years later.

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  • May 19, 2016 at 6:18 pm
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    Wonderful information! If you’re interested in learning more about your own property and maintaining it in the best way possible – whether this is your area or not – you should definitely get in touch with the Oregon Woodsmen professional tree services in McMinnville, Oregon (http://oregonwoodsmen.com/mcminnville)

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