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 […]

The Vertical Forest Growing in the Middle of Milan´s City Center

There are many kinds of forests in this world, but have you ever thought about or heard of a vertical forest? The studio led by Italian architect Stefano Boeri thought this was the “way to combine high-density residential development with tree planting in city centers”. Thus, one has been planted and is growing in Milan since October […]

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 […]

Beech: Symbolism and characteristics of this decidious tree

The Majestic Beech! Origins The beech tree belongs to the family Fagaceae, with species native to Europe, Asia and North America. The scientific name for the European beech (the most common beech) is Fagus sylvatica : Fagus is the Latin name which means “a kind of oak”, and the epithet sylvatica means “growing in the […]

Oldest Tree on Earth

One of the most appealing reasons to have your ashes fertilize a tree is because trees have incredible longevity compared to human lifespans. One of the oldest trees on the planet is Old Tjikko high up in Fulufjället Mountain in Sweden, a Norway spruce that has been radiocarbon dated to 9,550 years old. For a […]

Interesting Burial Practices and Ways of Burying in the Past

The majority of people in the Western world plan on being buried or cremated when their earth life will come to an end. However, if you think that everyone has always done that, you must read this post and get ready to be surprised. Traditions that nowadays may seem “weird” were the norm in the […]

The characteristics and symbolism of the Ash tree

Origins What’s in a name? There are several species of ash tree.  The Latin term Fraxinus derives from Greek frassein, which means “placing hedges”, as these trees were placed in this formation in the ancient Greece. Characteristics Fraxinius is a deciduous tree that can reach 35 meters (115 ft) and live up to 250 years! Its […]

This Amazing Cherry Tree Grew on Top of Another Tree

The double tree of Casorzo A non-parasitic plant that grows on a tree is called an epiphyte. Typically, epiphytes are small and consist of things like mosses, lichens, and ferns, but there are rare instances when they grow much, much larger. Take, for instance, the Double Tree of Casorzo in Asti, Piemonte, Italy.  This tree is […]

Some of the Creepiest Forests Found All Over The World

While images of the forest generally invoke a sense of calm and wonder, there are several forests around the world which do the opposite. Forests are nature’s playground, teeming with life in it’s most pure form. While most are beautiful there are some in the world which are thought of or believed to be “haunted.” […]

Maple: Symbolism, Information and Planting Instructions

Symbolism and Origin of the Maple Tree Acer is the scientific name for the Maple tree. The name “Acer” comes from Latin ǎcěr which means “sharp”, making reference to the sharpen tips of its leaves (the leaves of most species are palmated). Maple species are found in the Northern Hemisphere. They are originally from Asia. […]