Festival of the Trees – #3

Welcome to the third edition of the Festival of the Trees blog carnival. I received a wonderful collection of submissions ranging from poetry to photo essays. It seems that there should something here for every reader. As is so often the case, many of the photographs are stunning. I hope that all of you will enjoy visiting our many contributors’ blogs as much as I did while assembling the festival. Read on and enjoy!

To begin, at Body, Soul, and Spirit, we travel to Mexico to meet up with some Trees With Altitude.

Then, from South Australia, Trevor shares a few highlights from the Pangarinda Arboretum, at Trevor’s Travels.

Pamela at Thomasburg Walks treats us to two interesting photo essays. The first has to do with The Cecropia and the McIntosh, and the second is about Apple-Sumac Jelly, and comes complete with the recipe!

At Find Me A Bluebird, MB shares with us the poem Rivers of Bark.

In Fallen Timbers, Lorianne at Hoarded Ordinaries, wonders whether human swimmers are dangerous to trees, and contemplates the quality of life of a chained tree.

Lori at Chatoyance sends us a few tree-related images. The Ghost Birch Face, Before and After, and Fibrous.

At Walking the Berkshires, GreenMan Tim writes about our relationship to trees and why we should care more for our forests in Seeing the Forest…and the Trees”.

In Sequoia gigantea, roger and robin of Dharma Bums, write of the tree that makes a year seem more like a moment.

Carel at Rigor Vitae writes about one of the largest known Aspen clones in the Wasatch Mountains, and tells us of a certain individual who left his mark on the odd tree in Hey Joe, Where You Goin’ With That Pocketknife In Your Hand?”

At AmbivaBlog, Anne writes of the visual symphony of Trees responding to the wind.

Prairie Chick at Naturally Natural asks us if we ever take the time to listen to the trees.

In Resilience and Change, William at Integral Options Cafe describes how the the trees of Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park inspire new ideas for living.

From Roundrock Journal, Pablo shares one of his favourite Shady Rest spots with us.

Dave at Via Negativa gives us a lesson in Pear Economics.

At The Voltage Gate, JBruno describes how there is a lot more to be seen than dead branches while Clearing Detritus.

John Wilkins, from Evolving Thoughts, sends us his Ode to a Tree.

In Lightness, Andy at Taking Aim tells us about an interesting lunchtime encounter between two men and a leaf.

At her blog, Marja-Leena Rathje, introduces us to that tree — the one that provokes ambiguous feelings of love and hate (but we know that we should not take the “hate” part too seriously).

Joe Kissell teaches us about Temperate Rain Forests at the Interesting Thing of the Day blog.

In Trees in miniature – Deep Cut Gardens, Laura at Somewhere in NJ shares insights and photos pertaining to the art of bonsai.

At SitkaNature, Matt describes The Big Tree Measurements of a gargantuan Western Hemlock.

Here at Burning Silo, I’d like to share a favourite tree in Tree-hugging among the Pacific madrone.

To round things out, here’s an interesting piece to do with architects with a vision to design living homes, from Technology Review.

That just about wraps up this edition of Festival of the Trees. I’d like to thank all of the many participants for submitting such an interesting collection of posts. Next month’s edition is scheduled to appear at Cindy Mead’s wonderful WoodSong blog. If you would like to submit a piece of the next edition, please visit the Festival of the Trees home website to learn more.


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