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  • The Call of the Creator’s Trees Only Heard in a Whisper

    10/17/2016 11:59:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/17/16 | Judi McLeod
    Find your tree today and keep it close in your heart and soul no matter what is to come before, during and after November 8, 2016 Surpassing all stories pressed upon us in these most troubling of times, are the rarely discovered true ‘Stories of the Soul.’ These are the stories that are most easily overlooked because in the mainstream media malevolent maelstrom of lies, their call for attention comes only in the most easily missed humble whispers.
  • Driver dies as Tesla slams into tree in central Dutch town (burst into flames)

    09/07/2016 9:57:56 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/7/16 | AP
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The 53-year-old driver of a Tesla Model S electric car died Wednesday when the vehicle smashed into a tree in the central Dutch town of Baarn and burst into flames, police and firefighters said. ... .. firefighters did not immediately recover the man's body because of fears that emergency service workers could be electrocuted. "The car was so badly damaged that the firefighters could not operate its security systems," he said.
  • What kind of tree?

    07/16/2016 7:54:14 AM PDT · by William of Barsoom · 113 replies
    Myself | July 16, 2016 | William Of Barsoom
    This may seem frivolous, but I assure you it is real. I'm on a small committee to select a tree for planting to honor a good man's memory who passed away 2 years ago. He was a moral man, a Christian, a father, and a good husband.
  • Environmentalist and actor Ricardo Torres marries tree

    05/24/2016 2:11:13 PM PDT · by bkopto · 64 replies
    The Strait Times ^ | 5/11/2016 | staff
    For the eighth time, Peruvian actor and environmental activist Ricardo Torres has symbolically married a tree as part of an ecological awareness campaign to urge others to care for the environment. The wedding took place at a landmark location, the town of Santa Maria del Tule, which is home to an ancient 2000-year-old cypress tree. The tree's estimated weight is more than 544.3 million kilograms. Torres left the house of his godmother, accompanied by a committee of village elders, friends and family, and walked down the Sabino street towards a cluster of Cypress tree leaves to start with the ritual...
  • Key West Police Rescue Woman Stuck in Banyan Tree

    05/10/2016 2:35:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    A woman had to be rescued by police and firefighters after she became stuck inside a giant banyan tree in Key West. According to the Key West Police Facebook page, Officer Scott Standerwick and Fire Rescue helped the local woman after she somehow got stuck in the tree. Police also posted a photo of the woman with part of her legs and body sticking out of the tree with officers nearby. "Protect and serve!" the Facebook post proclaimed.
  • Key West police rescue woman from giant banyan tree

    05/12/2016 10:32:46 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 48 replies
    upi ^ | May 11, 2016 | Daniel Uria
    KEY WEST, Fla., - Police in Key West helped to rescue a woman who had become stuck in a giant banyan tree. Officer Scott Standerwick worked alongside firefighters to rescue the woman, who happened to be a Key West local, from the tree. "They popped her out like a cork," a Key West Police Department spokesperson told ABC 10. The woman had reportedly been trying to climb the tree before she became stuck.
  • Agitated man climbs atop 80-foot tree in downtown Seattle, won't come down

    03/23/2016 8:06:20 AM PDT · by jacknhoo · 48 replies ^ | 3-23-2016 | BY KOMO STAFF
    SEATTLE - Police and firefighters spent much of Tuesday and Wednesday morning trying to coax down a man who climbed to the top of downtown Seattle's iconic 80-foot-tall Sequoia tree and has refused to come down. Crews brought a ladder truck to the scene, at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Stewart Street, after receiving reports of a man stuck in the upper branches of the tall tree, just after 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. The fire truck's ladder was extended to within a few feet of the man, then negotiators climbed up and tried to speak with him. So far he...
  • Massive Tree Embedded In Car's Grille Tips Cops Off To Possible Drunk Driver

    03/07/2016 3:57:13 PM PST · by nascarnation · 59 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 3/7/2016 | David Tracy
    A Chicago-area driver, whom police suspect was drunk (you’ll never guess HOW), crashed into a tree and wedged it into her engine bay. But instead of stopping like a normal human being might have, the trunk driver inexplicably just kept on going. The Roselle Police Department posted two pictures on its Facebook page depicting a car with a 15-foot tree sticking out of its grille. The car had been driving in suburban Chicago late at night on the 23rd of January when another driver spotted it and called the cops. An officer did eventually spot the car, possibly from a...
  • Tree Grown From Ancient Seed Found in Jewish Fortress

    06/13/2008 10:01:24 AM PDT · by mware · 37 replies · 56+ views
    Fox News ^ | Friday, June 13, 2008 | By Clara Moskowitz
    Scientists have grown a tree from what may be the oldest seed ever germinated. The new sapling was sprouted from a 2,000-year-old date palm excavated in Masada, the site of a cliff-side fortress in Israel where ancient Jews are said to have killed themselves to avoid capture by Roman invaders. Dubbed the "Methuselah Tree" after the oldest person in the Bible, the new plant has been growing steadily, and after 26 months, the tree was nearly four feet (1.2 meters) tall.
  • Best Tool for Cutting Christmas Tree (Hickok45 youTube) (about 3 minutes)

    12/21/2015 10:27:37 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 7 replies
    Hickok45 youtube channel ^ | December 13, 2015 | Hickok45 via youtube
    I want one!
  • Peddlers flock to New York City for 'coniferous tree' season (new PC term for Christmas tree)

    12/12/2015 9:06:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 12, 2015 8:52 AM EST | Verena Dobnik
    In New York City, even sidewalk space is coveted real estate. Street vendors sometimes spend a fortune or languish for years on waiting lists to acquire one of the permits that allow them to sell goods in tightly regulated locations. But once a year, there's an exception, laid out in an artfully worded city ordinance: During the month of December, anyone may sell "coniferous trees" just about anywhere - no license required. It's a rare tree-for-all. Peddlers flock in from across North America. Big trucks carrying huge loads of trees arrive in the dead of night. Stands selling coniferous trees...
  • Roselle Park councilwoman quits over 'Christmas' tree lighting

    12/05/2015 9:42:03 AM PST · by lowbridge · 74 replies ^ | december 4, 2015 | tom haydon
    It came down to the addition of a single word for the a tree lighting ceremony, but that word carried enough significance for borough Councilwoman Charlene Storey to resign. Minutes after the council voted 4-2 Thursday night to change the name of the ceremony from A Tree Lighting to A Christmas Tree Lighting, the councilwoman-at-large, left the meeting. She later submitted her letter of resignation with the municipal clerk's office. "I cannot in good conscience continue to be part of a council that is exclusionary or to work with a Mayor who is such," Storey said in her letter. When...
  • Ancient British tree undergoing 'sex-change'

    11/02/2015 11:36:43 AM PST · by Red Badger · 87 replies ^ | November 2, 2015 | Staff
    A British tree thought to be up to 5,000 years old has started to change sex, a "rare and unusual" phenomenon not fully understood by scientists, a botanist said Monday. The Fortingall Yew, in Perthshire, central Scotland has for hundreds of years been recorded as male, but has recently begun sprouting berries, suggesting that at least part of the tree is changing gender. "It's a rare occurence ... rare and unusual and not fully understood," said Max Coleman of Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, who spotted the berries. "It's thought that there's a shift in the balance of hormone-like compounds that...
  • This Father’s Strange Routine Before Going Home At Night Is PURE GOLD

    10/31/2015 6:52:42 PM PDT · by · 10 replies
  • Mapping tree density at a global scale

    09/03/2015 10:33:23 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies ^ | 9-2-2015
    The global extent and distribution of forest trees is central to our understanding of the terrestrial biosphere. We provide the first spatially continuous map of forest tree density at a global scale. This map reveals that the global number of trees is approximately 3.04 trillion, an order of magnitude higher than the previous estimate. Of these trees, approximately 1.39 trillion exist in tropical and subtropical forests, with 0.74 trillion in boreal regions and 0.61 trillion in temperate regions. Biome-level trends in tree density demonstrate the importance of climate and topography in controlling local tree densities at finer scales, as well...
  • Scientists undercount trees by 2.6 trillion, but assure us animals going extinct

    09/03/2015 6:50:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/03/2015 | NewsMachete
    Every so often you will see articles warning that some species is going extinct. And usually it's not really a species -- you never hear about "leopards" going extinct, usually it's "purple dotted left handed bisexual Nepalese leopards" or some subvariety.  We are assured they are going extinct because fewer have been seen recently. But the Earth is so big, how can we really be sure that some subspecies is going extinct just because we see fewer of them? After all, only three percent of the land mass of the Earth is urbanized. Animals could easily be hidden in...
  • 'Settled Science' chronicle: world has 7.5 times more trees than previously believed

    09/03/2015 6:09:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 9/3/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    It seems that scientists were a little off in calculating the number of trees on the planet. You remember trees: they turn CO2 into oxygen and water. In fact, if you buy a “carbon credit,” you are paying to plant trees to buy an indulgence for your private jet travel -- just like Al Gore and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. supposedly do. Well, all those calculations of doom over purported CO2-caused global warming may be a little more unsettled. The Wall Street Journal reports:
  • World Has Many More Trees Than Previously Thought, New Report Says

    09/02/2015 11:23:33 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    WSJ ^ | Mark Armao
    There are just over three trillion trees in the world, a figure that dwarfs previous estimates, according to the most comprehensive census yet of global forestation. Using satellite imagery as well as ground-based measurements from around the world, a team led by researchers at Yale University created the first globally comprehensive map of tree density. Their findings were published in the journal Nature on Wednesday. A previous study that drew on satellite imagery estimated that the total number of trees was around 400 billion. The new estimate of 3.04 trillion is multiple times that number, bringing the ratio of trees...
  • Three trillion trees: Study finds there are 7.5 times more trees than previously believed

    09/02/2015 10:56:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 115 replies ^ | September 2, 2015 | Provided by: Yale University
    The global map of tree density at the square-kilometer pixel scale. Credit: Crowther, et al A new Yale-led study estimates that there are more than 3 trillion trees on Earth, about seven and a half times more than some previous estimates. But the total number of trees has plummeted by roughly 46 percent since the start of human civilization, the study estimates. Using a combination of satellite imagery, forest inventories, and supercomputer technologies, the international team of researchers was able to map tree populations worldwide at the square-kilometer level. Their results, published in the journal Nature, provide the most comprehensive...
  • ‘Switch to that unicorn power’: Obama to announce major escalation of ‘war on energy’

    08/02/2015 10:01:12 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies ^ | 08/02/2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Hope you like increasing prices, everyone! #ForTheMiddleClass … It’s not like Americans weren’t warned. All in the name of fighting “climate change,” of course. Has that ever really been a barrier for this administration?
  • N.J. tree that survived Revolutionary War, Sandy chopped down on Earth Day

    05/14/2015 3:58:58 PM PDT · by Theoria · 40 replies
    NJ ^ | 06 May 2015 | Jessica Mazzola
    A township view 200 years in the making has changed, after a historic tree town officials thought was protected by municipal ordinance was lawfully cut down by a developer. The swamp white oak tree at 29 Ocean Street had been designated a "bicentennial tree" in Millburn – one that town officials believed to be at least 200 years old. It was one of 23 trees designated as such in the town's 2014 Environmental Resource Inventory Report. The township had an ordinance prohibiting the removal of the historical trees, and named trees to the protected list via resolutions. "I looked at...
  • Vodka truck ends up in tree after crash on I-95 video

    04/23/2015 5:40:27 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 26 replies
    WOKV ^ | 04/23/15 | COLE HEATH
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Road crews spent hours cutting a delivery truck out of a tree Wednesday afternoon. The truck came down next to the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 near the Old St. Augustine Road exit near Baptist Medical Center South.
  • Tree Grown From 2,000-Year-Old Seed Has Reproduced

    03/29/2015 5:41:32 PM PDT · by EBH · 44 replies ^ | 3/26/2015 | Laura Clark
    et out the cigars—Methuselah, a Judean date palm tree that was grown from a 2,000 year old seed, has become a papa plant. Elaine Solowey, of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies at Kibbutz Ketura in Israel, recently broke the good news to National Geographic: “He is over three meters [ten feet] tall, he's got a few offshoots, he has flowers, and his pollen is good," she says. "We pollinated a female with his pollen, a wild [modern] female, and yeah, he can make dates." Methuselah sprouted back in 2005, when agriculture expert Solowey germinated his antique seed. It had...
  • How Humankind Conquered the World (Tree of Knowledge Mutation)

    02/18/2015 5:29:30 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 13 replies ^ | Feb. 2015 | By CHARLES C. MANN
    ... The book’s title is Mr. Harari’s reminder that, long ago, the world held half a dozen species of human, of which only Homo sapiens—thee and me—today survives. The trajectory of our species, Mr. Harari says, can be traced as a succession of three revolutions: the cognitive revolution (when we got smart), the agricultural revolution (when we got nature to do what we wanted), and the scientific revolution (when we got dangerously powerful). Humanity, Mr. Harari predicts, will see one more epochal event. We will vanish within a few centuries, either because we’ve gained such godlike powers as to become...
  • Why Christmas Tinsel Was Once Dangerous for Kids

    12/30/2014 3:11:58 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 76 replies
    Newser via Yahoo ^ | Dec 25 2015 | Matt Canton
    A harmless symbol of Christmas cheer was once deemed so risky that the FDA had to regulate it. Tinsel once contained lead, which, as scientists realized in the 1960s, made it dangerous to kids. That prompted a deal between the FDA and tinsel makers to alter manufacturing methods, the American Chemical Society reports in a video. The 1972 change was at first kept secret, Popular Science reports, for fear “that many people preferring the lead variety would stockpile it,” an official said at the time. Believe it or not, that wasn’t the first time tinsel had posed a threat: One...
  • Cats vs. Christmas Trees:

    12/23/2014 5:20:46 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 19 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 23 December 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    More at Reaganite Republican
  • Activist 'marries' a tree in Colombia, seals his love for environment

    11/28/2014 8:12:38 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 65 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 11-26-14 | Fox News Latino
    BOGOTA, COLOMBIA – An unusual marriage took place on Sunday in Bogotá. Dressed in a white suit and a red tie, Richard Torres, a young environmentalist from Peru, sealed his love for a tree in a symbolic act meant to emphasize the importance of preserving nature. "I declare you life partners and forever in pure love, on behalf of the elements of nature and of God " said Colombian actress Kristina Lilley, who performed the ceremony on Bogota's National Park. The participants, some with musical instruments in hand, threw rice at the newlyweds and demanded in chorus: " Kiss, kiss,...
  • Block Communications to lay off hundreds at newspapers in Pittsburgh, Toledo

    06/04/2014 8:49:19 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 19 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | June 3, 2014 | John D. Oravecz
    Block Communications Inc. said it will lay off 136 people at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and 131 at the Blade of Toledo, a decision that will help cut costs at the two money-losing dailies where the company has been wrangling with unions for more than a year over concessions. [snip] Negotiations with the unions over a new contract have been ongoing for a year, with Block asking for wage and benefit concessions after years of losses. In March, members of the Newspaper Guild “celebrated” their 3,000th day without a raise with a pie party in the newsroom. Block told employees in...
  • Loggers find face in a tree

    04/16/2014 7:31:22 PM PDT · by Theoria · 29 replies
    The Powell River Peak ^ | 02 April 2014 | Dean Unger
    Klahoose carving settles question of territory A face carved into a tree trunk was discovered by forestry workers in a remote location up Toba Inlet. It had been staring down an ancient river valley in the rainforest for almost 200 years. The recent chance discovery was made approximately 60 miles up the inlet and helped to silence a question of doubt regarding the geographic limits of Klahoose First Nation traditional territory. Two employees of Fireball Contracting Ltd., Rob Reynolds and Keith McCrea, were working in a cutblock and turned around to discover the carved face. Klahoose Forestry Limited Partnership manager...
  • Masters landmark Ike's Tree suffers major damage, removed

    02/17/2014 5:45:35 AM PST · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    The Augusta Chronicle ^ | 2-16-2014 | John Boyette
    Golf’s most famous pine tree is no longer guarding the 17th hole at Augusta National Golf Club. The Eisenhower Tree suffered major damage in an ice storm and was removed over the weekend, the club confirmed Sunday. Photos showed major limb damage, particularly on the left side and top of the tree. “The loss of the Eisen­hower Tree is difficult news to accept,” Augusta National and Masters Chairman Billy Payne said in a prepared statement. “We obtained opinions from the best arborists available and, unfortunately, were advised that no recovery was possible.” The Masters landmark, also known as Ike’s Tree,...
  • Atheist display added to holiday town hall scene in West Milford

    12/21/2012 4:56:10 PM PST · by Coleus · 30 replies ^ | 12.17.12 | ANN GENADER
    It seems that those who favor the all or nothing inclusion of December symbols in the annual display in front of the municipal building have been successful in making that happen. Over the weekend - with it still unclear if the lighted tree is to be called a "Christmas tree" or a "Holiday tree" - a crčche and an atheist sign were added to the display. Meanwhile the official name for the lighted tree in the display remains an issue for some. Resident Tim Wagner and others said they will continue to press for administrative action to call the "Holiday...
  • Real-life grinch: Woman caught on camera stealing a Christmas tree

    12/24/2013 5:32:31 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    mail online ^ | Amanda Williams
    FULL TITLE: Real-life grinch: Woman caught on camera stealing a Christmas tree from a CARE HOME for vulnerable people A woman has been caught on CCTV allegedly stealing a Christmas tree from a care home. Police are searching for the 'callous' woman who was captured on camera walking into sheltered accommodation for vulnerable adults in Camberwell, south-east London. She was caught on CCTV on the evening of December 16 after she had pretended to be visiting someone who did not know her. Scroll down for video
  • The Jesse Tree

    12/08/2013 2:19:29 PM PST · by Salvation · 23 replies ^ | 2013 | 2013 Loyola Press
     The Jesse Tree  The Jesse Tree helps us connect the custom of decorating Christmas trees to the events leading to Jesus' birth. The Jesse Tree is named from Isaiah 11:1: “A shoot shall come out of the stock of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots.” Jesse was the father of King David. We adorn a Jesse Tree with illustrated ornaments that represent the people, prophesies, and events leading up to the birth of Jesus. The ornaments of the Jesse Tree tell the story of God in the Old Testament, connecting the Advent season with the...
  • Man Marries Tree in Argentina's Capital

    11/15/2013 11:30:44 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 94 replies
    KXAN ^ | Monday, November 11, 2013
    An environmental activist “married” a tree in Argentina. Dressed in a crisp white suit and blue hat, Richard Torres carried a bouquet as the wedding party approached his "bride-to-be” in one of the capital's main parks on Sunday. The Peruvian actor and activist read vows and was given a ring. He even gave the tree a kiss to keep the ceremony authentic. Torres said the spectacle was intended to draw attention to environmental issues. While this is the actor's first ecological event outside of Peru, he said it's the start of his championing of the environment and plans to take...
  • Bear in the tree (Youtube)

    06/20/2013 8:35:29 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies ^ | 5-19-2013 | Jeffrey Moffatt
    So you want to bear hunt in Alberta, Canada?? Better pack extra underwear!!
  • Florida Man Left Beaten, Robbed and Nude During First Date: Deputies

    06/18/2013 1:17:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 70 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013
    <p>Shaun Paul Williams, 34, was found by deputies as he was walking on the side of the roadway nude and disoriented, the sheriff’s report said.</p> <p>A North Florida man is recovering after being beaten, robbed, forced to strip naked and abandoned during his first date with “Tree,” a woman he had recently met at a convenience store, according to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.</p>
  • NM legislation to take federal lands

    02/02/2013 5:35:33 PM PST · by george76 · 42 replies
    Ruidoso News ^ | 01/31/2013 | Jim Kalvelage
    Legislation that would move the ownership and management of U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lands in New Mexico to the state has been introduced at the Roundhouse. The Transfer of Public Lands Act is sponsored by Rep. Yvette Herrell, R-Alamogordo, and Sen. Richard C. Martinez, D-Espanola... Herrell said New Mexico has a rich history of farming, ranching, hunting, fishing and oil drilling. "In our past we have also had a thriving timber industry that is unfortunately near nonexistent ... ... A healthy timber industry, managed responsibly by New Mexicans, would not only help our economy by creating...
  • How an Orthodox Jew might look at a Christmas Tree... (humor)

    12/23/2012 6:45:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Me | 12/23/12 | Nachum
    The Cohen family was on very good terms with their Roman Catholic neighbours, the O'Briens. In fact, little Yaakov Cohen and Christopher O'Brien from next door would play together from time to time. Or at least they used to. Well, one late December's day, Duncan O'Brien came storming in to the Cohen's house holding poor Yaakov by the ear. "Your son is not going near my Chris again; he just has no respect for us and our religion!" "What's the matter; what did he do?" enquired Mr. Cohen. "I'll tell you" said Duncan "he saw our Christmas tree and started...
  • Senior home Christmas tree ban touches nerve about religious diversity, tolerance

    12/09/2012 2:35:53 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 23 replies
    The Willits News ^ | 12/07/2012 | Mariecar Mendoza
    News of Newhall seniors protesting the removal of a Christmas tree from their community room this week because, they said they were told, it was a religious symbol prompted a national outcry -- a collective bah humbug from Christmas defenders. It was, many said, another example of the so-called "war on Christmas" and political correctness run amok. The issue isn't new, but the debate over appropriate public demonstrations of traditionally religious holidays has now spread beyond blatant symbols like the cross and Nativity scenes to the unassuming Christmas tree. Chalk it up to the melting pot, experts say. "The country...
  • Seniors decry ban on Christmas tree in their complex in Newhall

    12/06/2012 7:27:42 AM PST · by massmike · 26 replies ^ | 12/06/2012 | Mariecar Mendoza
    Residents in a Newhall senior apartment complex are protesting an order from management to remove their beloved Christmas tree from the community room because, they were told, it's a religious symbol. On Tuesday, Tarzana-based JB Partners Group Inc. sent a memo to staff demanding they take down Christmas trees and menorahs in communal areas. The company has owned The Willows for four years, but this is the first time it's given such a directive to staff. On Wednesday, two dozen residents in the 75-resident complex gathered in the lobby to place a neon green sign that read: "Please Save Our...
  • Tree Trimming Gone Bad! (Graphic) This guy had all the right tools but not the knowledge.
  • Can traditional schools learn a lesson from charters' efficiency? [Charters want say in lawsuit]

    08/19/2012 3:34:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | August 18, 2012 | Kate Alexander
    Harmony Public Schools appears to have cracked the code. The charter school system, with 38 campuses across Texas and more than 23,000 students, regularly produces students who excel at math, science and engineering. And they do it on a shoestring. Harmony's five schools in Austin spent $7,923 per student in 2010-11 on operating expenses, almost $1,600 less than the Austin school district and about $800 less than the statewide average. Harmony's schools have also consistently beat the rest of the state on standardized test scores even while educating about the same proportion of students considered at risk of dropping out....
  • Crane topples in Bethesda family’s yard

    07/09/2012 5:43:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 8, 2012 | Meredith Somers
    The week had been difficult enough for the Weinberger family after a rare derecho storm knocked out power to their Bethesda home for four nights and an enormous oak tree had been toppled by the wind into their roof. And that was before a heavy duty crane tipped over in their yard. “We had a lovely driveway, a beautiful lawn you could host Wimbledon on,” said Lauren Weinberger with a laugh, as she chatted by phone on Sunday.
  • Climategate Continues

    05/24/2012 3:21:28 PM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 24, 2012 | Andrew Montford & Harold Ambler
    Climategate, the 2009 exposure of misconduct at the University of East Anglia, was a terrible blow to the reputation of climatology, and indeed to that of British and American science. Although that story hasn’t been in the news in recent months, new evidence of similar scientific wrongdoing continues to emerge, with a new scandal hitting the climate blogosphere just a few days ago.And central to the newest story is one of the Climategate scientists: Keith Briffa, an expert in reconstructing historical temperature records from tree rings. More particularly, the recent scandal involves a tree-ring record Briffa prepared for a...
  • National Christmas Tree has died near White House

    05/06/2012 6:02:43 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 5, 2012
    National Christmas Tree has died near White House Published May 05, 2012 Federal officials say the National Christmas Tree planted near the White House a year ago has died and is being removed. The National Park Service says the Colorado blue spruce died of "transplant shock." It came from a tree farm in New Jersey last year and was planted on the Ellipse just south of the White House in March 2011. The tree replaced one that had stood on the Ellipse since 1978 but was destroyed by high winds in February 2011. Workers were removing the dead tree...
  • National Christmas Tree has died near White House.

    05/05/2012 11:56:18 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 108 replies ^ | May 5, 2012 | Fox News
    <p>Federal officials say the National Christmas Tree planted near the White House a year ago has died and is being removed.</p> <p>The National Park Service says the Colorado blue spruce died of "transplant shock." It came from a tree farm in New Jersey last year and was planted on the Ellipse just south of the White House in March 2011.</p>
  • Henry County crash victims identified, shooting suspect still on the loose

    05/01/2012 7:43:51 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    The Henry County Sheriff's Office has released the names of the four people killed in a crash that followed a shooting in Collinsville Saturday. The victims have been identified as 24-year-old Manesha Ward, 21-year-old Takea Turner, 19-year-old Lamar Ward, and 6-month old Lazarius Woods.
  • Falling tree branch kills man at New Jersey nudist camp

    04/28/2012 11:07:12 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 26, 2012 | Helen Pow
    A tree-removal worker was killed yesterday when a 40 pound, four foot long branch fell on him at a New Jersey nudist colony. The Tamke Tree Experts staffer had been working with a crew to remove a large tree at the Sky Farm Nudist Club when the limb fell 70 feet to land on top of him.
  • How not to cut down a tree

    03/19/2012 1:22:45 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 41 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 3-19-12
    YouTube footage has emerged of an amateur lumberjack attempting to chop down a huge evergreen tree just a few feet away from his house - with disastrous consequences. In the amusing video the sound of four large wedges being driven into the trunk echo out as a man takes to the tree armed with only an axe. Seconds later the creaking and groaning of timber can be heard as the giant conifer slowly crashes down directly onto the one story house beside it. The axeman, realising that he has felled the tree onto the roof of his own home seems...
  • Charges in burning of 3,500-year-old Fla tree (smoking meth inside)

    03/09/2012 5:44:47 PM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/28/12
    <p>LONGWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a central Florida woman is in jail, charged with setting a fire that burned one of the world's oldest cypress trees.</p>