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Northern Catalpa: Rarely Unnoticed
Catalpa speciosa Catalpa is a hard tree to overlook. Trumpet-shaped flowers herald its awakening for the summer and are soon followed by some of the largest leaves in the northern hemisphere. Elephant ears would not be too far off the mark for their description. Finally come the seed pods — bean-like...
Nov 16, 2017 8:00 AM ET
6 Haunted Forests Perfect for Thrills
Some of the most breathtaking natural wonders of the world are found deep in forests. Pristine lakes, towering trees, and scenic views attract thousands of tourists to these protected sites. But many of these sites are filled with hauntings pasts. Here are six forests that are rumored to be haunted. For the bold and daring, these are perfect for quick thrills. Life hack: don’...
Oct 31, 2017 4:00 PM ET
Sugar Maple: a Sweet Reward
Acer saccharum Europeans were long familiar with the qualities of the maple wood. Species growing in the old world were used for the unpleasantness of pikes and lances. Imagine the happy surprise to find a maple in the New World from which fine furniture could be crafted and from which sugar could be produced in great quantity. So great, in fact, that it became an important...
Oct 25, 2017 8:00 AM ET
The Living Urn: Helping Families Grieve and Grow Tree Memorials for Loved Ones
Guest post by Mike Wallace, The Living Urn®. The practice of planting trees in memory of the deceased dates back thousands of years and is common in many cultures.  At The Living Urn® , we wanted to take this beautiful practice a step further. We wanted to make a...
Oct 16, 2017 7:00 AM ET
Visiting the Birthplace of Coffee: Jimma, Ethiopia
Have you heard the story of Kaldi the goat herder and his frolicking herd? The famous Ethiopian legend tells the story of Kaldi who noticed how excited his sheep became after eating fruit from a certain tree. Curious, Kaldi tried the fruit. Soon he was bursting with energy. After watching the odd behavior of Kaldi and his herd, a monk took some of this strange cherry...
Oct 11, 2017 7:00 AM ET

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