Things We Heart – August 2017

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

On August 21, 2017, North America witnessed the first total solar eclipse in 38 years.

With any luck, you were in a location that saw the full eclipse, or even a partial eclipse. You may have even used protective eyewear to catch a glimpse without damaging your eyes. But, did you know that trees provide you with nature’s pinhole camera?
Read more about it!

Have you ever wondered where the White House gets its official Christmas tree?

It was Christmas in August in Ashwaubenon, WI, when two-dozen Christmas tree farmers from across the country gathered to win the honor to be the National Grand Champion and provide this year’s White House Christmas tree.
Check out who won the honor this year.

Do you have a tree lover in your life who also loves board games?

One of Gen Con 2017’s biggest hits was a board game called Photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is a high-concept strategy game that centers around planting trees in a forest and harnessing energy from the sun. It was so popular, it sold out the first day of the convention!
Read more about it
, or preorder your copy from Blue Orange Games.

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