Things We Heart – August 2018

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

Giant jigsaw puzzles in the sky

Crown shyness, which is what happens when certain species of trees avoid touching each other, creates fantastic patterns overhead as trees vie for access to light. It’s worth looking up at the canopy the next time you’re in the woods! Learn about this phenomenon.

Goat in treeHow tree-climbing goats plant new trees

As if goats in trees weren’t awesome enough (here are a few reasons why goats are awesome), it turns out they are masterful seed dispersers as well. It’s not news that animals ingest fruit and then deposit the seeds elsewhere after carrying them around in their stomachs for a while. A new study finds that goats spit seeds out after ruminating, essentially helping plant trees. Read more about it!

Arborists urge homeowner preparedness before peak hurricane season hits

We’re always glad to see the word get out about storm preparedness. It’s that time of year when weather rules the east coast of the United States – learn more about how to be ready (and safe), and what to avoid, when storms hit.

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