Similar to coppicing, the Daisugi technique for growing trees began in Japan during the Muromachi period around the 14th century. The Sugi trees are pruned similar to a Bonsai trees and the wood is uniformly cut, straight and without knots. Perfect for construction and producing wood without cutting down trees for 700 years!
Since we are faced with the task of planting a trillion trees to save planet Earth, Noel and Jacob turn their eyes to Johnny Appleseed for inspiration and decide they should start planting trees or at least counting trees for everyone else.
Image by Vijay / Creative Commons Since 1872 people have been celebrating the “tree-planting holiday” known as Arbor Day. This year, National Arbor Day falls on Friday April 27th. While Arbor Day is a creative way for people and groups to get together and plant lots of trees, in reality, any day is a great […]