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How to Build an Eco-Friendly Pool This Spring

Pools are a residential luxury that can make sweltering summer days much more pleasant. Water features increase people’s happiness and boost their exercise levels, but they can be rough on the planet. Fortunately, building an eco-friendly pool is possible. You can utilize sustainable features to reduce energy expenditure and water waste. Coverings, filtration, heating, decks, […]

Trees Grown From Trees

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!

Optical Illusion Tree

The way the leaves grow on this Rising Sun Redbud appears blurry, or like some sort of fascinating optical illusion. Taken in Atlanta, GA.

Mastodon looking tree

While it may look like the shape of a mastodon or the famous Muppet Mr. Snuffleupagus disguised as a tree, this is actually the Sequoiadendron giganteum ‘Pendulum’, known as the Weeping Giant Sequoia. The natural shapes of nature are astounding.

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.

The Hopewell Rocks of New Brunswick

Mother Nature is often the greatest sculptor of them all. The Hopewell Rocks, also called the Flowerpots Rocks or simply The Rocks, are rock formations caused by tidal erosion in New Brunswick, Canada. They stand 40–70 feet tall.

The Avenue of the Baobabs

This striking and unique landscape is known as “The Avenue of the Baobabs” lining the dirt road in the Menabe region of western Madagascar. This prominent group of Grandidier’s baobabs have been the center of local conservation efforts for years. Photographer Unknown.

Methuselah Tree

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!

The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 41 - O Christmas Tree

O Christmas Tree

It’s the most wonderful time of the year which means most of us will put a decorated tree in our homes, but should it be a real or fake tree? This week, Noel and Jacob discuss how cutting down trees can be helpful to our planet and learn that vampires always want to stay over at our place.