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
Two tree scientists with East Tennessee connections, Travis Belote and Frosty Levy, talk about the differences between the Appalachian forest and the forests in the Pacific Northwest. Great viewing!! ... See moreSee less
We filmed trees in all the states of the lower 48, as well as a few provinces in Canada. In Montana we filmed the Western Larch tree with Travis Belote, a native of East Tennessee mountains and a researcher with the Wilderness Society. ... See moreSee less
Diana Beresford-Kroeger is certainly the greatest tree writer/poet/scientist of our time. She's our friend and supporter too, And she fights for the trees with elegance, determination, and good humor. She has written many wonderful books and recently starred in her own film, which is named CALL OF THE FOREST. It's a beauty! So is she! ... See moreSee less
Our latest mini-film goes up today -- it's a short piece about a white oak in Athens, GA that was legally protected in its owner's will and generally recognized by the town citizens since 1832. I think it's a great idea!! If anyone has ideas about how to do about it, let us know! ... 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.