The Secret Lives of Trees
March 3, 2016
Trees in the forest communicate with each other through underground networks shaped and assisted by ectomycorrhizal fungi.
The Mysteries of Crown Shyness
August 25, 2018
In some forests, trees grow in a manner that keeps their branches from touching one another. Despite decades of study, scientists aren't exactly sure why.
When a Cultivated Tree Goes Rogue
December 13, 2018
The Callery pear was meant to help prevent fire blight from destroying the commercial pear industry. Then it became invasive.
Speaking for the Trees
March 31, 2017
David George Haskell's book The Song of the Trees: Stories From Nature's Great Connectors, explores trees' connections with various communities.
Could a Trillion Trees Really Save the Planet?
July 24, 2019
Scientists think that planting trees could reverse climate change, but planting trees isn't as simple as it sounds.
Regrowing Germany’s Trees After WWII
August 10, 2019
The cities of Dresden and Hamburg saw their green spaces decimated by WWII, but each city grew back its trees in a very different way.
How Trees Can Save Lakes From Algae Blooms
May 14, 2019
In addition to cleaning air pollution, trees absorb excess nutrients from soil, preventing algae blooms in waterways.
Does Forest Thinning Work?
October 10, 2019
Does forest thinning, a land management strategy, offer an effective solution to the problem of forest fires?
The Incredible Moving Forest
October 20, 2016
For as long as plants have existed, there have been moving forests, migrating across the earth’s surface in response to changes in the climate.
Africa’s Mighty Baobabs
July 30, 2018
Sub-Saharan Africa's iconic baobab trees are experiencing die-offs at an alarming rate. What makes these distinctive trees so unique?
The Miyawaki Method: A Better Way to Build Forests?
July 24, 2019
India’s forest production company is following the tenets of the master Japanese botanist, restoring biodiversity in resource-depleted communities.
The Magnificent, Maligned Mangrove
August 7, 2015
The mangrove is essential to ecosystems, but is in danger of becoming extinct.