Ludwigsburg Palace Treasure – Bonsai

Originally posted on inbloombee:
Bonsai is a Japanese art form using cultivation techniques to produce small trees in containers that mimic the shape and size of full size trees. The Japanese tradition dates back over a thousand years. The purposes of bonsai are primarily contemplation for the viewer, and the pleasant exercise of effort and ingenuity for the grower. By contrast with other plant cultivation… Continue reading Ludwigsburg Palace Treasure – Bonsai

U.S. Cities Are Losing Tree Cover Just When They Need It Most

Originally posted on strange behaviors:
 by Richard Conniff/Scientific American Scientific evidence that trees and green spaces are crucial to the well-being of people in urban areas has multiplied in recent decades. Conveniently, these findings have emerged just as Americans, already among the most urbanized people in the world, are increasingly choosing to live in cities. The problem—partly as a result of that choice—is that urban… Continue reading U.S. Cities Are Losing Tree Cover Just When They Need It Most