Tag Archives: forest history

Hard times for big trees

Are “Big Trees” on the decline around the world? That’s the case that William Laurance makes in “Big trees in trouble: how the mighty are fallen” in a recent issue of the New Scientist. He summarizes findings of scientific studies … Continue reading

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Tropical wolf tree

Every forest has a history. Recently, I was hiking in Costa Rica and I came across this tree far from the edge of the forest.  I was a little surprised to see it.  To me, the tree tells a story about … Continue reading

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Edge of reforestation

The field on the left was used as pasture in the past, but the cows were recently excluded by the fence — sometime in the past 10 years — in an effort to reforest the field.  Some of the plants that are … Continue reading

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