Things We Heart – February 2019

We’ve rounded up some of the best tree stuff on the web for your enjoyment. Check out this month’s highlights below:

The Curse of the Bradford Pear

If you’re living in eastern and midwestern United States, chances are you’re already familiar with this blooming tree. Sure, it’s pretty, but a simple Google search will reveal multiple results not in favor of the Bradford Pear tree. In recent decades, the trees have become commonplace in suburban yards across the country, but many gardening experts caution against the trees, saying they cause environmental problems. Learn why.

Luxury Tree-house Vacations in Massachusettsbungalow tree house

New England offers some of the most beautiful natural scenery in the world, regardless of season. And why not enjoy that beauty by living in it? Temporarily, at least.

MassLive, a New England-based digital media company, put together a list of some of the most luxurious, beautiful and unique tree houses available for rent on Airbnb in the region. Check them out!

An Alphabet Made of New York City Trees

In dialogue with the NYC Parks Department, Irish-born, New York-based artist, Katie Holten, designed the New York City Tree Alphabet. Ranging from the elm with its twisting branches for “E,” to the cone-shaped umbrella pine for “U,” each letter of the Latin alphabet is used to highlight one of the city’s native or non-native trees. The selections also represent how the urban forest is transforming due to environmental changes. Learn more.


Image Credits:

Bradford Pear Trees – Lee Cannon/flickr

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