Sasquatch, Yeti, and the abominable snowman have been the stuff of legends for generations, but Japan’s snow monsters are anything but a myth.
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Voting now open in the European Tree of the Year 2019
Voting for the European Tree of the Year 2019 contest has begun! Learn about all 15 of this year’s candidates and vote for your favorite two.
The Oldest Tree in Paris – The Robinia Tree of Square René Viviani
The oldest tree in Paris is a more than 400 year old robinia (black locust) brought over to Europe by 17th century botanist Jean Robin.
The Tree That Owns Itself – Can a Tree Have Rights?
A tree that was special to its owner was supposedly given ownership of itself, prompting the question – Can a tree have rights?
New Facebook Group Announcement – Community Treeographies
A quick announcement about a new group where anyone can share their own ‘treeographies’
The Philippines’ Most Bizarre Tree – The Rainbow Eucalyptus
Unlike other trees whose leaves change color in the Fall, the trunk of the rainbow eucalyptus changes color constantly. After the tree sheds its bark, it bursts into a technicolor display of oranges, blues, and greens.
The Mystery of the Crooked Forest – Poland’s Krzywy Las
In Poland’s Krzywy Las, or Crooked Forest, a group of pine trees grows sideways at the base, prompting all kinds of creative theories about their origin, including gravity fluctuations, Nazis, and even aliens.
The European Tree of the Year Competition Commences
As of February 1st, voting for the 8th annual European Tree of the Year competition is open. This year there are 13 monumental trees from 13 countries all around Europe.
Morocco’s Marvel – The Bountiful Argan Trees
In a small geographical area of Morocco between Marrakesh and Essaouira, a one of a kind tree has grown for tens of thousands of years. Argan trees have long been known by locals for their medicinal properties, but in recent years they’ve gained international attention, with both positive and negative consequences.
Colombia’s Treasure – the Colossal Wax Palms of Cocora Valley
The Quindio wax palm makes its home high in the mountains of the Andes, and unlike any other palms can reach incredible heights of 60 m (200 feet) or more.