Truly, one of the most wonderful and beautiful trees is the Big Leaf Maple tree, which I think is only found in the Quinault rain forest of Washington state. Canopy Scientist Nalini Nadkarni introduces us to this species and its myriad mosses. ... See moreSee less
Andy LIpkis founded TreePeople in Los Angeles when he was 16, and it has been the inspiration for all urban forest centers around the U.S. and the world. Here is Andy Lipkis telling his story!! ... See moreSee less
Margerie Goldberg closes her talk about trees with a reference to the Cherry Blossom trees at the National Mall and Reflecting Pool, which Michela Mansuino has painted so beautifully, and which is the star of one of our previous mini-films! ... See moreSee less
Enya's wonderful music provides a background for this scene about trees sometimes falling, sometimes being diseased, sometimes requiring removal. Enya's piece is called "The Memory of Trees." ... See moreSee less
This mini-film shows the forest management system that the Weyerhaeuser Company uses in the Pacific Northwest with Douglas-Fir. They use an Even Aged Management system, which means all of the trees are planted at the same time and are cut at the same time. ... See moreSee less
Bernd Heinrich is one of the world's forest geniuses, and here he takes us on a tour of his own forest in western Maine. He was hard to keep up with on this ramble, but we learned a lot about forest ecology, -- not just about beech trees and chestnut trees, but also about birds like blujays and blue-eyed vireos. ... See moreSee less
Pollen grains are essential to tree reproduction, as well as tree history! Although a pollen grain is viable for only a short time, it is almost indestructible and can tell the ancient story of trees for millions of years. In this mini-film botanist Frosty Levy and arborist Richard Murray join other scholars explaining the nature of "Tree Sex." ... See moreSee less
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1223236. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.