Ecosystem Restoration

TRACKING TREES BY SATELLITE

We all know trees are essential to our survival. Trees produce oxygen.  The big oak in my backyard is producing enough oxygen for 10 people to breath. Trees clean the soil.  Phytoremediation –That’s a mouthful of sylables we depend on. Trees are carbon sinks, locking up carbon and keeping it […]

SEEING INSIDE A TREE

Acoustic tomography.  Ever heard of it? This is a nondestructive imaging technique to determine what’s going on inside a tree.  According to “Evaluation of Acoustic Tomography for Tree Decay Detection,”   internal decay is an ever-present possibility which seriously compromises lumber production.  For every 100 million board feet of timber […]

HOW TO PEEL TREES

A crew from Whole Trees Architecture and Construction spent Tuesday and Wednesday on our land and completed peeling all the trees that need peeling this summer to serve as the unmilled timbers we will be using to build our house next spring. Selected not only because they are the right […]

THE FIRST 100 TREES FOR OUR HOUSE

Today was an exciting day.  Doug and I cleared overgrown trails and created new ones for the past few days so that today we could walk our woods with Roald Gundersen of Whole Trees Architecture and Construction  and with  his assistant Della Hansmann, who is designing our house. We were […]

CLIMATE SICKNESS AND ITS CURE

Have you ever heard of Dengue fever?  If not, you will soon. I was reminded of it as I listened to science writer Dan Ferber talk about a book he has written with Paul R. Epstein, Associate Director of the Center for Health and Global Environment at Harvard Medical School.  […]