Things We Heart: November 2015 Edition

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

What Tree Rings Sound Like Played on a Record Player. Artist Bartholomaus Traubeck has built a custom record player that translates tree rings into beautiful music. Check out the haunting piano arrangement here.

Gigantic Wooden Megaphones Amplify the Quiet Sounds of a Natural Forest. Deep in the South Estonian woods lie three massive wooden megaphones, arranged to amplify the otherwise quiet sounds of nature. In addition to intensifying the surrounding environment, these three-foot-diameter instruments serve as bandstands for cultural events and concerts, as well as shelters for wanderers, hikers, and campers. Learn more here.

You’re Never Too Old to Climb a Tree. So says The Tree Climber’s Guide author Jack Cooke, who writes about climbing trees in urban environments. Check out photos of his adventures, and read more about the benefits of tree climbing, here.

May the Forest Be With you: 10 Amazing Facts About Trees. You know that trees provide us with oxygen, but they do so much more! Trees can help regulate temperature, clear the air, and even provide numerous health benefits. Click here for the full list.

Photo credit: Henno Luts

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