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 9/11 Survivor Tree – The history of memorial trees and groves
Over the past two centuries trees have become powerful memorial symbols, and the most famous example worldwide is the 9/11 Survivor Tree at Ground Zero.
Acebuches de El Rocio – Much more than ‘just’ wild olive trees
The Acebuches de El Rocio are a remnant of an ancient Mediterranean forest that once dominated the landscape of Spain’s Doñana Natural Park. Despite their common perception as ‘just’ wild olive trees, acebuches have a rich history, as does the town of El Rocio, which receives a million pilgrims in a single week each year to its famous church.
The Pinsapos of Sierra Bermeja – A Refuge for the Rare Fir Trees
Pinsapos, or Spanish fir trees, are only found in a few places on Earth. One of the largest pinsapo forests is in Spain’s Sierra Bermeja.
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 Oldest Cherry Blossom Tree in Japan – Jindai-zakura
Each year hundreds of thousands of people flock to the nearest cherry blossom tree to see the flowers, but Jindai-zakura has been blossoming for more than 1800 years.
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 Oldest and Largest Chestnut Tree in the World – The Hundred Horse Chestnut
There are many large sweet chestnut trees throughout Europe, but none can match up to the legendary Hundred Horse Chestnut in eastern Sicily.