"Environmental organizations keep reminding us that we need to reduce pollution and greenhouse gases. But plants are already doing their part. Research published online in Science shows that deciduous tree leaves, such as those from the maple, aspen, and poplar, suck up far more atmospheric pollutants than previously thought.
The study concerns the most abundant class of carbon-based particles in the atmosphere, so-called volatile organic compounds…
Added by Don Richardson on October 26, 2010 at 4:15pm — No Comments
I needed this for an all-adult forest hike I led recently at a native-plant conference, so I hope it might come in handy for some of you too.
"The way leaves change is an amazing process and, like all things in nature, one that we should understand and appreciate! I was recently asked by a 3rd grade teacher to come up with an activity that helped explain fall transitions and I have since done it with a variety of elementary school ages.
I am going to…Continue
Added by Don Richardson on October 16, 2010 at 9:21pm — No Comments
"Trees are so important for the health and well-being of New York City residents, their communities and environment that Cornell University Cooperative Extension-NYC (CUCE-NYC) and Cornell's Department of Natural Resources have joined forces in a pilot program to provide urban forest education workshops in Jamaica, Queens, and Canarsie, Brooklyn.
The goal is to enlist residents and organizations to become stewards of their community's trees…Continue