Trees for the Future

This woman is carrying tree seedlings as part of a community tree-planting in Gersale village in Ethiopia. One important aspect of a forest garden: the variety of tree and plant species involved. Having different kinds of food sources helps to protect against the failure of a single crop during drought or because of blight. Also, trees bring moisture up from deeper in the soil, and their leaves provide shade for more-vulnerable food plants. Planting out of poverty:





Trees and their stories

Beautifully written article

Over three trillion trees live on planet Earth, and yet we know so few of their stories. Of course all trees play an important role—purifying the air, hosting the feathered and the furry, teaching kids (and kids at heart) how to climb—but some have spent more time doing these things than others. Quiver trees, for example, can live up to 300 years, oaks can live a thousand years, and bristlecone pines and yews can survive for millennia
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