Using the Miyawaki Method to Rewild Our Communities

Using the Miyawaki Method to Rewild Our Communities Hannah Lewis and Maya Dutta Biodiversity for a Livable Climate Join Hannah Lewis and Maya Dutta in a discussion of Lewis’ new book, Mini-Forest Revolution: Using the Miyawaki Method to Rapidly Rewild the World (Chelsea Green, 2022). The Miyawaki Method is a unique approach to tree-planting conceived

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Woodland Lessons: Free workshop on sustainable forestry for college students

Image via thedailygreen.comNative woodlands are a critical part of our ecosystem, yet they are increasingly disappearing. To educate students on the problem and to encourage protection, Camphill Village Kimberton Hills is offering a free, two-day workshop to area college students on watersheds and sustainable forest management. The Sustainable Forestry Management Program, funded by a grant

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Urban Naturalist: A tall cool one

I often feel hemlock trees around me before I look up and identify them. I’ll be hacking my way through the woods, sweating in summer heat. Then the underbrush opens, the light dims and a slow, refreshing breeze washes over me. I’m under the tight canopy of a hemlock standing alongside a stream. I love

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Urban Naturalist: One Tough Nut

You know Chestnut, the street that runs west to east between Market and Walnut? Have you ever seen a chestnut tree? Locusts, pines, spruces and walnuts are all around, even if you’ve never noticed them. But you’d be hard pressed to find a chestnut tree. They’re almost all dead.

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Guest Column: The Giving Trees

Have you ever locked your bike to a tree? Did you know that every time you do this, you damage that tree? The tree’s bark serves as a layer of protection, just as your skin protects you. When you scrape off bark with a chain or lock, the tree becomes more susceptible to disease. It

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