Couple charged $18K for uprooting 36 Joshua trees  — Natural History Wanderings

The  Hi-Desert Star reports Two home builders who destroyed 36 Joshua trees on their Prescott Avenue property were fined $18,000 in court Tuesday. Read more at  Couple charged $18K for uprooting 36 Joshua trees | Hi-Desert Star

Couple charged $18K for uprooting 36 Joshua trees  — Natural History Wanderings

Season of mist and shivery iciness — Travel with Intent

Ashridge Estate, Hertfordshire, January 2021Sentence inspired by Keats’ “To Autumn“ Now over to all of you. Do come and join us in our Saturday six-word musings. I’ll admit that many of us openly break the numeric rule and share far more words (all excellent of course!) so the key rule is to have a title […]

Season of mist and shivery iciness — Travel with Intent

How Balkan botanists saved a threatened oak and are planting thousands more  — Natural History Wanderings

BirdLife Magazine  reports From saving a monumental old tree to collecting over 20,000 acorns, determined young botanists from Montenegro have high ambitions when it comes to a highly threatened oak subspecies Read article at  How Balkan botanists saved a threatened oak and are planting thousands more | BirdLife

How Balkan botanists saved a threatened oak and are planting thousands more  — Natural History Wanderings

How Redwoods Are Dealing With Fire and Climate Change  — Natural History Wanderings

NPR reports on the impact of fire and climate change on California’s redwood forests California’s iconic old-growth redwoods are incredibly resilient and built to survive fires. But even they may find it harder to rebound amid the mounting impacts of climate change. Read or listen to the report at  California’s Ancient Redwoods Face New Challenge […]

How Redwoods Are Dealing With Fire and Climate Change  — Natural History Wanderings

Hundreds of giant sequoias killed by California’s Castle fire — Natural History Wanderings

Los Angeles Times Sequoia experts may never know how many of the world’s most massive trees died in the Castle fire, but judging by what they have seen so far, they say the number is certainly in the hundreds — and could easily top 1,000. Read full story at  Hundreds of giant sequoias killed by California’s […]

Hundreds of giant sequoias killed by California’s Castle fire — Natural History Wanderings

How Old are Joshua Trees? — Natural History Wanderings

Joshua Tree National Park reports Age is just a number… but for Joshua trees, we don’t know that number! Determining the age of Joshua trees has been a challenge. Joshua trees are part of the agave family and so they don’t have tree rings. Tree rings are the typical way scientists measure a tree’s age. […]

How Old are Joshua Trees? — Natural History Wanderings

Oaks of Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, U.S. — Wild Open Eye – Natural Vision, News from Wild Open Eye

I’ve always wanted to learn how to identify oak trees. I was amazed to see that we have more than 20 species here in our parish in Louisiana! Most of them are red oaks, the rest white. So much to learn! I’ve made some flash cards to help me get an idea of what to […]

Oaks of Ouachita Parish — Wild Open Eye – Natural Vision, News from Wild Open Eye

Eucalyptus species in South Africa are responsible for the loss of 16% of the 1,444 million cubic metres of water resources lost to invasive plants every year. Eucalyptus species are widely grown and utilized throughout much of the world, Dr Arne Witt reports. They are a valuable source of timber, fuelwood, paper, nectar, etc. and…

via Eucalyptus – the ‘thirsty’ trees threatening to ‘drink’ South Africa dry — The Invasives Blog