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 […]