Climate change: planting trees to remove CO2 from the atmosphere

As well as rapidly reducing the carbon dioxide (CO2) that we humans are pumping into the atmosphere in huge amounts, recent scientific assessments of climate change have all suggested that cutting emissions alone will not be enough to keep global temperatures from rising more than 1.5 or 2 degrees C. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate […]

People Who Are Changing The World With Trees

Deforestation has affected the entire world, including wildlife, the earth, biodiversity, habitats, and the atmosphere. To counter these devastating effects, there are amazing individuals who have taken initiative to take action and change things. People all over the world have used their power to do good and propel change through simple acts, such as tree-planting. […]

Why we should convert cemeteries into forests.

  Over the past two decades, cemeteries all over the world have been running out of viable burial space. With limited space, comes price surges and increases. Various countries around the world are now faced with the ultimate question: what do we do when we run out of cemetery space? Places like England and China […]

Floating Forest in Rotterdam Features Twenty Live Trees

On March 16, 2016,  twenty floating trees were installed in the Rotterdam´s historic harbor basin, Rijnhaven. The idea for this floating tree installation was inspired by sculptor Jorge Bakker. In the 1970´s, Bakker created an art piece which featured trees floating in a small aquarium. This ¨bobbing forest¨, also known as Dobberend, will stay in […]

In Japan, Shinrin-yoku aka “Forest Bathing” Is a Form of Medicine

Shinrin-yoku. No, it’s not a new hobby but a Japanese word which means “forest bathing”. Japan is a country known for its hard-work employers, but also for its healthy lifestyle (they even have a Health and Sports Day!) Well, shinrinyoku is the practice of walking through a forest and breathing the wood essential oils, which […]

The people on trees

When we were children, we all had a common dream: a tree house. Based on the success that tree houses have on airbnb, a popular website for people to rent out lodging, this desire is still present in many grown-up children. In a forest near the Italian city of Turin, there is a child who […]