Welcome to the 48th edition of the Festival Of The Trees. And thank you to everyone involved for kindly nudging me into hosting this month’s festival. I have been trying to get through a bunch of tree blogs, and it has been very rewarding and educational to read through some of them. I really wish I could have gone through more before this month’s festival. There is so much out there, and it’s great to see there are a whole slough of folks that dedicate blogs to trees.
On to the submissions!! And a couple of other posts that I found that I think may interest some readers.
Read about the apple trees and their history on Sugar Mountain Farm with the post Apple Blossoms.
There are some cool photos of Sweetgum fruits on this post submitted by Anybody Seen My Focus?
Looking for a very easy way to do good for your local or national environment? Please check out this 2010 Plant A Tree Program from America’s State Parks and Odwalla. 200,000 trees are available to be planted this year, and all you need to do is visit this interactive site to pick where you would like a tree planted (in the U.S.). Simple. More info is available here if you’re skeptical.
And as for a post or two that I have stumbled upon, I would like to bring to your attention a post from Our Gossamer Planet about Gross Forest Cover Loss. There are statistics showing how much deforestation is happening all over the globe. The numbers are UGLY.
Readers of this blog know that I have an interest in the histories of plants and their uses. Tree Notes has a post, Trees used by Native Americans, that I found interesting and is a site that is chock full of info on trees. Covers almost all the bases!
As for my contribution to this months Festival Of The Trees? The photos sprinkled throughout this post are mine, and I hope you enjoy them. I find trees beautiful and fascinating, too.
The July edition (#49) of Festival Of The Trees will be hosted by Yvonne Osborne at The Organic Writer. Submissions should be sent to email@example.com by June 28 for inclusion. Her proposed theme is “Favorite Trees, Artistically Depicted.” Thank you!!