What is the good of your stars and trees, your sunrise and the wind,
if they do not enter into our daily lives?
E. M. Forster
if they do not enter into our daily lives?
E. M. Forster
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How a 'tree mortgage' scheme could turn an Indian town carbon neutral
28 December 2020 The Guardian
Kerala villagers are reaping the benefits of a scheme that pays them to leave their trees rooted, reducing risk of deforestation
Sikhs aim to plant million trees as 'gift to the planet': Global project will mark 550 years since birth of religion’s founder, Guru Nanak
5 April 2019
Sikhs around the world are taking part in a scheme to plant a million new trees as a “gift to the entire planet”. The project aims to reverse environmental decline and help people reconnect with nature as part of celebrations marking 550 years since the birth of the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak.
Reforesting the world: the Australian farmer with 240m trees to his name
13 December 2018 Guardian
Tony Rinaudo’s regeneration technique, developed in west Africa 30 years ago, has helped bring back forest over 6m hectares.
Fighting the advance of the desert: the forest maker of the Sahel – PODCAST
Tony Rinaudo reveals the secrets that brought about extraordinary results in dozens of countries, from Senegal to Ethiopia.
The great African regreening: millions of 'magical' new trees bring renewal
16 August 2018 Guardian
Farmers in Niger are nurturing gao trees to drive Africa’s biggest environmental change
Vietnamese smallholders help end deforestation
Guardian 24 July 2017
In the foothills of Vietnam’s Annamite mountains, hundreds of small forest owners are joining forces to produce sustainable acacia used in furniture around the world. With much of the country’s plantations owned by individuals, expanding the approach may be the best chance for saving forests in the Greater Mekong
India plants 66 million trees in 12 hours as part of record-breaking environmental campaign
Independent 3 July 2017
More than 1.5 million volunteers were involved in the huge operation. India committed under the Paris Agreement to increasing its forests by five million hectares before 2030 to combat climate change.
Could planting trees save the world's largest river island?
BBC 31 March 2017
A man has made it his life's mission to help save the world’s largest river island, Majuli, from erosion by planting trees. Over several decades Jadav Payeng, known as the Forest Man of India, has turned a barren area into a forest larger than New York’s Central Park.
Norfolk hands out hundreds of free apple, pear, and peach trees
WVEC 14 January 2017
NORFOLK, Va You've heard of adoption events for animals, but what about trees? The city of Norfolk held a one-of-a-kind event this weekend. Friends of Norfolk's Environment and the City of Norfolk gave out up to hundreds of fruit and nut trees to residents Saturday in an event called 'Jam'n Jamz.'
City of Trees is an innovative and exciting movement, set to re-invigorate Greater Manchester’s landscape by restoring underused, unloved woodland and planting a tree for every man, woman and child that lives in the City Region, within a generation.
Indonesia and EU announce historic deal on timber trade
Guardian 15 September 2016
Indonesia will become the first country in the world to export wood products to the EU that meet new environmental standards to curb illegal logging
How India's 'tree hugger' is tackling forest fires
BBC 5 May 2016
When more than 1,900 hectares of forest in India's northern Himalayan state of Uttarakhand were destroyed by fires, one social media user took to Facebook to demand action from the government.
108,000 trees planted in Bhutan Prince's honour
BBC 19 April 2016
Imagine getting 108,000 trees for your birthday present!
'Even though I know my life is at risk, I still try to save the forest’
Guardian 18 April 2016
After 20 years defending Cambodia’s rainforest, human rights lawyer Leng Ouch has won the world’s leading environmental award for his work
Trees as landmarks
The Hindu 5 April 2016
How would you like it if travel brochures listed Chennai’s magnificent trees as landmarks, and travel operators conducted tours of public trees? Check out these grand trees of the city. Maybe, you’ll start a campaign to declare them as heritage ‘sites.
President Xi plants trees, urges forestry development
Xinhua 5 April 2016
Chinese President Xi Jinping urged development of the country's forestry while attending a voluntary tree planting in Beijing on Tuesday.
Vancouver park board sells thousands of trees at $10 each
Georgia Straight Talk 4 April 2016
Vancouver Tree Week has gotten off to a rockin' beginning. Today, the park board reported that 3,000 trees were sold leading up to this celebration of timber, saplings, and seedlings, which takes place from April 2 to 10.
These Ancient Trees Have Stories to Tell
National Geographic Proof (National Geographic’s online photography journal) 24 Mar 2016
Over three trillion trees live on planet Earth, and yet we know so few of their stories. Of course all trees play an important role—purifying the air, hosting the feathered and the furry, teaching kids (and kids at heart) how to climb—but some have spent more time doing these things than others. See photographs of wonderful ancient trees including the Ifaty Teapot, Madagascar, the Crowhurst Yew, England, Rilke’s Bayon, Cambodia and more.
Wooded bliss: the beauty of trees
Yoko Ikeda and Toshio Shibata both photograph nature – but from very different viewpoints. Their striking, breathtaking landscapes collide in the new exhibition Treescapes.
Timber! Michael Kenna's magical trees
From the lakes of Hokkaido to the forests of Abruzzo, the British photographer has scoured the world’s landscapes to capture their silent guardians
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