Apple unveils nature-filled, solar-powered future for its retail stores worldwide.

Apple has been committed to pursuing energy-efficient growth, by increasing resources in renewable energy projects and ventures. They have been committed to reducing their carbon footprint, by using 99% recycled materials for all paper sourced packaging, and have even gone so far as to purchase their own land acreage to create a renewable forest so […]

1,400-year-old Chinese Ginkgo tree turns temple in a yellow ocean

Since mid-November this Gingko tree growing next to the Gu Guanyin Buddhist Temple in the Zhongnan Mountains has been dropping yellow leaves turning the temple into a yellow ocean. The ginkgo tree, also known as the maidenhair, is sometimes referred to as a “living fossil” because, despite all the drastic climate changes, it has remained […]

Centenary Tree canopy Walkway

Your dream was to be an astronaut but you failed? Well, do not despair! There is still a way for you to watch the world from above. In fact, there is a “strange snake” in South Africa that will bring you to the top of the world, or pretty close. No strange rituals or magic […]

WindTree, when trees produce energy

It is known that trees produce oxygen. What we did not expect is that they can be used to produce energy too. This is the idea of NewWind, a French start-up that designed a new wind turbine in the form of a tree. Here at Urnabios we love trees (even when they are made of […]

Trees of the week #1

Trees of the week is a series of weekly posts about some the most beautiful tree photos found around the web. Like them, share them or even enjoy them, but never ignore them :)                                

Creating a new life

Do you want your body to feed worms or to feed squirrels? ;) Once your beloved has departed and the only memento that remains is the ashes, you can throw them into the sea, scatter them from above a mountain, in a special spot… and they will vanish. You can also keep them in urn […]

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 […]

Green Christmas – The origin of the Christmas tree

In the Northern Hemisphere, between 20 and 23 December, the winter solstice occurs; daylight hours are shorter and night hours are longer. Traditionally, in many cultures these days are seen as a symbol of rebirth and festivals are celebrated in honour of fertility deities or gods. Also, evergreen trees play a special role as they […]

One person can make a difference

From the Grand Valley State University (GVSU) a group of students produced a video called “Saving Trees” featuring David Milarch. David’s story shows that one person can make a difference. Ian Kast, Chad Rodgers, Rick Iseppi, Lindsey VanDenBoom, Olga Sarayeva, Atikh Bana and Joe Buckenmeyer, worked together to conceive and create a compelling story about David Milarch […]