Speaking for the Trees: Astonished by Trees Blog
A Message from Trees?
Just west of Kalamazoo, Michigan, there is a small grove of juvenile sugar maple trees, with thin, distorted trunks and scars. It is simultaneously arresting and chilling to see them. Some are at least 12 feet in height; more stalks than trees, without branches or...
Countdown to Arbor Day 2018!
“Arbor Day…which has already transplanted itself…to every state in the American Union and has even been adopted in foreign lands…is not like other holidays. Each of those reposes on the past, while Arbor Day proposes for the future.”
J. Sterling Morton,Founder of Arbor Day
Thank Your Trees
The next time you step outside and inhale fresh air, Thank Your Trees! The next time you drink a glass of fresh, clean water, Thank Your Trees! The next time you sit in a chair or sleep in a bed, Thank Your Trees! The next time you eat a piece of fruit, Thank Your...
Show Your Love This Earth Day: Plant Trees!
Earth Day 2018 is April 22nd What can Tree Guardians do to express love and appreciation for our beautiful planet, contribute to our communities and help our neighbors? Plant trees! Not only do trees add beauty to our neighborhoods, they improve the quality of air we...
25 Lessons from Trees: Resilience
A Ceiba Tree Demonstrates Resilience in the aftermath of a Hurricane
Beauty & Wonder of Trees at Peggy Noetbaert Museum
Check out The Beauty & Wonder of Trees Project at the Peggy Notebaert/Chicago Nature Museum
The Trees that Bind Us
Trees are the common denominator binding the world’s cultural and religious traditions, dating back to ancient times. Throughout history, the meaning and symbolism have evolved, along with the significance. They are the singular plant that links our past, present and...
“Trees must develop deep roots in order to grow strong and produce their beauty. But we don’t see the roots. We just see and enjoy the beauty. In much the same way, what goes on inside of us is like the roots of a tree.”
– Joyce Meyer