Replanted Forest with a Smile

This section of forest off of Highway 18 in Oregon was replanted with Tamarack (also called Larch) trees in the shape of the smiley face. Such a happy sight for drivers passing by.

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The Positive Effect of Recycling on the Environment

Most people want to find ways to help the earth. Some do this by driving their car less often or skip buying products like plastic water bottles. It’s good to always look for new tips to live a greener lifestyle, but old habits like recycling can have just as much of a positive impact on […]

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The World’s Second Oldest Tree

Meet Methuselah, the world’s second oldest tree at 4,851 years old. Named after the Biblical figure who was said to have died at 969 years old, Methuselah is a Great Basin bristlecone pine, and was recently beaten out as the oldest tree by another Great Basin bristlecone pine which was discovered to be 5,069 years […]

The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 49 - Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing

It’s time to go for a walk in the woods as Noel and Jacob chat about an Eastern phenomenon called Forest Bathing and the magical healing powers of the trees that could save your life!

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How Technology Can Help Us Reduce The Rate Of Deforestation

Over the last century, forests have been significantly compromised, resulting in the green cover being lowered to only around 30%. An estimated 18 million acres of forest have been lost every year as calculated by the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization. Deforestation is leading to an imbalance in environmental and ecological lifecycles. Moreover, what […]

The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 34 - A Trillion Trees

A Trillion Trees

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.

Deforestation: A Few Solutions That Can Change The Future

As we can see, the world is on an extreme urge to slow down the pace of climate change by saving water, preserving wildlife, and planting more and more trees. Undoubtedly, trees inevitably hold a significant part to slow the progression of global warming. If the mass destruction and deforestation continue, it will harm the […]

The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 29 - How To Stop A Fire In The Amazon

How To Stop A Fire In The Amazon

With all of the tragic headlines about the most recent fires in the Amazon, everyone is anxious to know ways they can help, so Noel and Jacob research how much of the Earth’s forests are clear-cut every single year and what you can do to stop it.

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Decisions, Decisions

When you come to a fork in the road, which path are you most likely to take? Do you choose the relatively manicured, well-traveled path or do you veer off the beaten path to see what adventure the forest may bring?  Image by Filip Stepian | Used with permission via the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike 2.0 […]

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Macro Mushroom

This mushroom earns today’s Biofriendly Image of the Day. The macro photography used to capture this image did a great job of highlighting the detail and beauty of this fungi found on the forest floor. You may not realize it, but mushrooms can be extremely beneficial. Not only are a number of mushrooms perfect for […]