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!
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.
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.
The simple act of planting a tree isn’t as easy as it may seem. It has far-reaching implications for the environment, reduces pollution, provides a natural habitat for wildlife and feeds the soil. Beyond the visual appeal of a flowering dogwood or vibrant red maple, trees serve an important purpose. Of course, most people are […]
Going green isn’t just an important moral responsibility. It can also be a savvy financial strategy. Businesses of practically every kind can reduce their overhead and pad their bottom line by upgrading key pieces of technology and making simple changes to their habits. Not convinced? Just keep reading for a minute or so. You’ll quickly […]
Every year, as the Super Bowl approaches, I begin to see discussions pop up as to how green can the Super Bowl really get. With millions of people watching the game and so much being spent on food, energy, transportation, lodging and the game itself, it is kind of hard to believe very many green, […]