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My Ed-TREE-cation Pt.2: Let’s book it!

May 28, 2012

This young blogger’s quest to learn more about trees (as outlined in Part One of my Ed-TREE-cation) continues. Sunday afternoon I did two very tree-ish things. 1) A recently adopted a tree, part of The Friends of Trinity Bellwoods program. This means I have a lovely little Kentucky Coffee Tree (a threatened species) that I have to water, weed and mulch on weekly/bi-weekly basis. My camera AND my phone camera died but be on the lookout for upcoming photos. 2) I walked to TYPE Books, seconds away from the park and bought this lovely book called ‘The Tree’ by Colin Tudge. I’ve just cracked it open and I’m gobbling up the introduction. Very excited to learn new and fascinating things about tree species, their history and their evolution. Why have I never read a book about trees before?

Over and out!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. ross permalink
    May 29, 2012 12:32 pm

    You probably know already, but I’ll write it anyway. Trees don’t get much of their matter from the soil. They grow up out of the soil, but that’s actually kind of a misnomer. In reality, they are growing into the air, not out of the soil. You see, they take in minerals and water from the ground, various nutrients and such, and co2 from the air. What are trees mostly made up of? Carbon. Where does that come from? The co2 they breathe in. Are we the same? Does much of our carbon come from the atmosphere? No! We breathe that shit out. It’s poisonous to us but the stuff of life to trees. Fascinating.

    • May 30, 2012 12:35 am

      Wicked Ross!

      That’s why trees and humans need each other, we’re so co-dependant. When people are like “save a tree, use both sides of the paper,” its not just the tree you’re saving, its us too. the carbon oxygen exchange make us the best of friends!

    • February 16, 2013 3:32 pm

      Neiveraldo, thank you for your kind words. I am by no means a master, just a snduett of bonsai. My bonsai reflect not only the teaching that I have received, but also what I like in a bonsai. Without good instruction it would be impossible to achieve either. Thanks should go to Bonsai Boon for the investment that he has put into me to help achieve my longtime goal. I encourage everyone who is looking to take their bonsai skills to the next level to enroll in classes with him.Thanks again,Kenny

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