May 062015
 
World’s Top 10 Most Remarkable Trees

There are oh so many reasons why we should thank our lucky stars for the trees that we share this planet with. They are the gentle giants who seem to have gotten the short end of the stick, so to speak. Stuck in their place without voice or arms, they are helplessly subjected to human folly – the poor things. They are generally afforded with few rights and a general lack of deep respect by many, yet meanwhile, we are so incredibly reliant on their […]

Trees that might be easier to identify in fall

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Oct 082014
 
Trees that might be easier to identify in fall

Fall brings some spectacular views of trees, with their leaves turning hues of orange, yellow, red, purple and brown. But their changing colors provide more than just pretty sights — they can also serve as a marker to help you know what kind of tree you’re looking at. Here are a few trees that might be easier to spot in fall. Honey locust tree The honey locust tree (Gleditsiatriacanthos) grows across the United States, and is most concentrated in the central part of the country, […]

Shocking! Crocodiles can climb trees at least occasionally

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Feb 122014
 
Shocking! Crocodiles can climb trees at least occasionally

A recent research finds that — yikes — crocodiles can climb trees, even reaching the uppermost branches. Crocodiles are usually considered ground-dwellers, but a few anecdotes suggested they climb at least occasionally. According to the report, Four species found on three continents showed this behavior, which may help the reptiles regulate their body temperature and survey their habitat. “The most frequent observations of tree-basking were in areas where there were few places to bask on the ground, implying that the individuals needed alternatives for regulating […]