World’s 10 Oldest Living Trees – on Mother Nature Network Website. At 4,841 years old, this ancient bristlecone pine is the oldest known non-clonal organism on Earth. Located in the White Mountains of California, in Inyo National Forest, Methuselah’s exact location is kept a close secret in order to protect it from the public. 09/08/2016
Designboom architecture design art technology shop. – on the grounds of the historic royal fort gardens in bristol, artist Katie Paterson and architects Zeller & Moye have realized a participatory, public artwork that relays stories of the planet’s history and evolution. ‘hollow’ is a meditative space made up of 10,000 unique tree species whose narratives span millions of years 08/04/2016
Mountain Pine Beetles. University of Calgary researcher Mary Reid, professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, is studying the interaction between beetles and trees. She has found attacked trees are the ones with more defences because the pine beetles can smell them and detect them as as suitable breeding spots. Photos by Riley Brandt, University of Calgary. 08/02/2016
Chestnut trees blooming again in ET. Stacy Clark, research forester with the U.S. Forest Service’s Southern Research Station, visits a planting site that tests for the survivability and growth rate of hybrid, blight-resistant chestnut trees in the wild Monday in the Cherokee National Forest. Six years ago the U.S. Forest Service planted 562 chestnut seedlings on this 1.5-acre plot to test how hybrid chestnuts bred for blight resistance fare in the wild. The project is at the forefront of research aimed at restoring the once-mighty chestnut tree to the Appalachian forest. (AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS/NEWS SENTINEL). 03/30/2016
Lessons In Creativity – NPR Ed this year is celebrating great teachers and exploring issues around great teaching.
The Red Pine Routine – The Japanese red pines at Shofuso are typically pruned in the fall. Even though there are only three red pines at the site, this can be a time consuming task.
Old Tree Moves In Michigan For as many as 250 years, a bur oak has been growing on what is now the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor. The big tree stands in the way of an expansion of the Ross Business School.
South Dakotan sculptor John Lopez creates life-sized scrap metal sculptures with a uniquely Western American twist. In his hands, old discarded farm equipment is recycled into sculptures of iconic creatures from the American West like a bison, a horse plowing a field, or a Texas Longhorn.
Putting Tools In The Hands of 5 Year Olds – Construction Kids is a Brooklyn-based program offering building classes throughout the year for kids as young as 2 years old. It’s one a new and immensely popular wave of programs trying to shift kids away from computer screens toward actual, hands-on activities. Like building things from scratch.
Trees – Trees are the oldest and the largest living things on earth. Some are weird, some extraordinary, some gorgeous, and some shaped by the human hand to fascinate and amuse.
Old Money – Randall Rosenthal has a talent that can result in mind-bending illusions.