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How much is a tree worth?

The more that I learn about trees, the more I appreciate their pricelessness. Mark Cullen wrote a piece in last Saturday’s Toronto Star that offered a meditation on the value of trees in our life. Cullen reflects on the relationship … Continue reading

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How old is a tree?

I’m a little behind on my magazine reading (who isn’t?). The October 2009 issue of National Geographic featured Mike Fay’s transect of the California Redwood forests. The February 2010 issue carried the reader feedback. One letter in particular stood out … Continue reading

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Simple Test: Will it burn my child?

We often forget when we’ve grown up what it was like to live as child, but if we think hard we probably all have a memory of the agony of sitting on something hot as a child. The Summer 2011 … Continue reading

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