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The Treetalker

This has been a big week – Earth Day and Arbor Day all at once.

The first Arbor Day was held in Spain in 1805. Today, it is celebrated all over the world, but on different dates, as is Earth Day. I guess the easiest thing to do is plant a tree, but (just to put in my 2 cents) plant one that’s native to your area, so it has a chance to survive! Read more about both occasions at my website.

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This has been a big week – Earth Day and Arbor Day all at once.

The first Arbor Day was held in Spain in 1805. Today, it is celebrated all over the world, but on different dates, as is Earth Day. I guess the easiest thing to do is plant a tree, but (just to put in my 2 cents) plant one that’s native to your area, so it has a chance to survive! Read more about both occasions at my website.

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Special post – this is not my usual posting of news. I got an email from PBS about shows they’ve just made available on Roku (which I have), and I thought this would be interesting/uplifting. Haven’t watched it yet, but probably will tonight.

http://video.pbs.org/video/2365192664/

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This Earth Day, I want to bring your attention to a couple of organizations that work tirelessly on behalf of our environment:  EcoKids, Canada’s leading environmental education program for children, providing activities and resources for both K-8 students and teachers, and

the NRDC, who work tirelessly to fight against the relentless assault of the environment by big business. They enlist anyone who’s interested to send petitions, emails and phone calls, and help financially. AKA Biogems.

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New stories this week: Older Trees Grow Faster, Take Up More Carbon – Trees’ growth accelerates with age, according to a new study, published in the journal Nature,  which suggests that the world’s oldest trees could play an important role in combating climate change. The revelation goes against the long-held assumption that trees lose their vigor with age.

and: Indigenous tribe gets respite from loggers in Brazil – Survival International dubbed the Awá “the most threatened tribe in the world,” because deforestation caused by illegal logging has rapidly overtaken their land. In March 2012, a Brazilian judge published an order demanding the eviction of loggers and ranchers from Awá land by March 31, 2013. Now, Brazil’s indigenous affairs department, known as FUNAI, has sent police and special agents to the territory to evict illegal squatters.  Image

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also, Tu Bishvat, an ancient Jewish holiday known as the “new year for trees.”

 

and Hackberry raises a question.

 

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New stories this week: Older Trees Grow Faster, Take Up More Carbon – Trees’ growth accelerates with age, according to a new study, published in the journal Nature,  which suggests that the world’s oldest trees could play an important role in combating climate change. The revelation goes against the long-held assumption that trees lose their vigor with age.

and: Indigenous tribe gets respite from loggers in Brazil – Survival International dubbed the Awá “the most threatened tribe in the world,” because deforestation caused by illegal logging has rapidly overtaken their land. In March 2012, a Brazilian judge published an order demanding the eviction of loggers and ranchers from Awá land by March 31, 2013. Now, Brazil’s indigenous affairs department, known as FUNAI, has sent police and special agents to the territory to evict illegal squatters.  Image

http://laurajmerrilltreetalker.com

also, Tu Bishvat, an ancient Jewish holiday known as the “new year for trees.”

and Hackberry raises a question.

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