We often remind people about how the #global-warming theory is a #hoax, and is only used to pressure #White countries to de-industrialize.
Poor #Earth-chan, what have the #Chinks done to you?
Consciously designed landscapes which mimic the patterns and relationships found in nature, while yielding an abundance of food, fibre and energy for provision of local needs.-> https://holmgren.com.au/about-permaculture/ - David Holmgren
Mycorrhizal fungal networks linking the roots of trees in forests are increasingly recognized to facilitate inter-tree communication via resource, defense, and kin recognition signaling and thereby influence the sophisticated behavior of neighbors. These tree behaviors have cognitive qualities, including capabilities in perception, learning, and memory, and they influence plant traits indicative of fitness.-> Mycorrhizal Networks Facilitate Tree Communication, Learning, and Memory - by Suzanne Simard
Learn about the sophisticated, underground, fungal network trees use to communicate and even share nutrients. UBC professor Suzanne Simard leads us through the forrest to investigate this underground community.#arborday #environmentalism #arboriculture #trees #forestry #ecology #educational #permaculture
Trees are the longest living organisms on the planet and one of the earth’s greatest natural resources. They keep our air supply clean, reduce noise pollution, improve water quality, help prevent erosion, provide food and building materials, create shade, and help make our landscapes look beautiful.-> Interesting Facts About Trees - SavATree
Topping is perhaps the most harmful tree pruning practice known. Yet, despite more than 25 years of literature and-> Why Topping Hurts Trees - International Society of Arboriculture
seminars explaining its harmful effects, topping remains a common practice.
Proper branch reduction preserves natural form.
In East China, studies show that up to 44% of surface warming is due to Urban Heat Island effect. Yes, we are inside a slow cooker.-> Trees – the natural air conditioners - Posted by Fabiane Santos (University of Melbourne)
Ok, but what thermal comfort and urban heat islands have to do with… trees? Everything!
- Trees perform a process known as evapotranspiration, cooling the leaf and adjacent air due to exchange of latent heat. The vegetation removes heat from the middle and transforms it instead of storing, and releases steam water. Double effect! In addition to temperature’s decrease, they help out the air to be moister – no more nosebleeds.
- They also have a low albedo (a luminous measure used in architecture) and, with this, the Sun rays are absorbed instead of reflected from the leaves’ surface.
- Their dense canopies also avoid high solar radiation to be in contact with the surface, acting as a ‘luminosity filter’.
- During photosynthesis, trees kidnap CO2 from atmosphere...
The misguided practice of tree topping (also referred to as stubbing, dehorning, pollarding, heading, and by several other euphemisms) has risen to crisis proportions nationally over the last decade. Topping has become the urban forest's major threat, dramatically shortening the lifespan of trees and creating hazardous trees in high-traffic areas.-> Don't Top: 5 Reasons Not to Top
“We read about a zero-waste shop in Berlin and thought ‘Wow – why aren’t they everywhere?’”-> Zero heroes: the couple behind the UK’s first zero-waste shop - by Lucy Purdy
Recycling is a popular buzzword among people keen to reduce their environmental impact but, says Nicola, avoiding waste in the first place is even better. “Plastic can never actually get recycled,” she notes, “it just gets down-cycled, eventually becoming a ‘lesser’ plastic. So even if you recycle, it ultimately ends up in landfill or the ocean.”