Adam Taggart
By Adam Taggart on Mon, Sep 14, 2015 - 10:15am

VIDEO: The Earth's Trees Are Disappearing

This short video, based on a Yale study, presents some sobering facts about trees:

  • there are 50% less trees on Earth vs when human civilization started
  • we are losing 10 billion trees per year (net)
  • at this rate, the world's trees will be gone in 300 years
Wendy S. Delmater
By Wendy S. Delmater on Fri, Jun 28, 2013 - 9:24am

Hickory trees

Shagbark hickory (Carya ovata) has the tastiest nuts

By Poet on Fri, Jun 29, 2012 - 2:12pm

The Brazilian Grape Tree, or Jabuticaba

Speaking of tropical and sub-tropical fruit, this one is really interesting.

The Brazilian Grape Tree, or Jabuticaba
The fruit grows on the trunk and branches directly, without twigs or stems. Native to Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, and Bolivia, the fruit is purplish black, with a white pulp; it can be eaten raw or be used to make jellies and drinks (plain juice or wine). It's been grown successfully in Southern California and Florida.