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102 Million Dead California Trees


"Mother Nature has provided free devices that remove carbon dioxide from our air using natural solar power:

trees and forests

One fast-growing tree can sequester many tons of carbon.

How about planting trees?" - Elan Glasser


true and tree are joined at the root


etymology:

In Old English, words looked and sounded much more alike than they do now: "tree" was trow and "true" was trowe.

The first of these comes from the Germanic noun *trewam; the second, from the adjective *treuwaz.

Both these Germanic words ultimately go back to an Indo-European root *deru- or *dreu-, appearing in derivatives referring to wood and firmness.

Truth may be thought of as something firm; so as well can certain bonds between humans, like trust, another derivative of the same root.

A slightly different form of the root, *dru-, appears in the word druid, an ancient Celtic priest; his name is etymologically *dru-wid-, or "strong seer."



a tree hugger hold truth close to the heart

A tree hugger holds truth close to the heart.


2005

Cherry trees are flowering on average two weeks earlier than in 1995.

A thousand large lakes in Siberia have dried up within the last 25 years. Thawing of the perma frost layer allowed the water from these lakes to seep into the ground. Migratory birds depending upon the lakes of Siberia are expected to be negatively impacted.

The Mexican government reported a suprising reduction of 75% of the Monarch butterfly population due to adverse weather conditions.

"I've been doing this I was big enough to carry a bucket. Tapping in January? Never. Never. Never." - Rex Marsh, a 71 year old a Vermont maple syrup producer, stated in the spring of 2006 that he had tapped his 9000 sugar maple trees in January - two years in a row.



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2006

July heat wave in America breaks more than 2,300 daily records and sets 50 all-time records for hottest temperature ever recorded.

The slight moderation in temperature is being seen in pine forests of 10 western American states including California, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana and in British Columbia. Lodgepole pines in Idaho and Colorado, ancient white-bark pines of Idaho and Montana, pinon pines in Colorado, firs in Montana and aspen trees throughout the West are dying by the millions. Beetles have ravaged the drought weakened trees. Temperatures below zero for several days on end are required to kill the beetle which has not happened since the 90's.

"Nothing like this has occurred in the last 350 years. Whole landscapes have been affected." - Wayne Shepperd, Forest Service researcher

"The mountainsides are blanketed with dead trees as far as the eye can see." - Erik Olsen 11/19/2008

2009

Over a fifth of the aspen trees in Colorado have died due to global warming.






I SAW IN LOUISIANA A LIVE OAK GROWING

I saw in Louisiana a live oak growing,

All alone stood it and the moss hung down from the branches,

Without any companion it grew there uttering joyous of dark green,

And its look, rude, unbending, lusty, made me think of myself,

how it could utter joyous leaves standing alone there without its friend near,

for I knew I could not.

I broke off a twig with a certain number of leaves upon it and

I twined around it a little moss,

I brought it away, and I have placed it in sight in my room,

It is not needed to remind me as of my own dear friends,

It remains to me a curious token.

It makes me think of manly compassion.

The live oak glistens there in Louisiana solitary in a wide flat space,

uttering joyous leaves all its life without a friend or lover near,

I know very well I could not.

Walt Whitman



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legend of the cedar tree

A long time ago when the Cherokee people were new upon the Earth, they thought that life would be much better if there was never any night.

They beseeched the Ouga (the Creator) that it might be day all the time and that there would be no darkness.

The Creator heard their voices and made the night cease and it was day all the time. Soon, the forest was thick with heavy growth. It became difficult to walk and to find the path. The people toiled in the gardens many long hours trying to keep the weeds pulled from among the corn and other food plants. It got hot, very hot, and continued that way day after long day. The people began to find it difficult to sleep and became short tempered and argued among themselves.

Not many days had passed before the people realized they had made a mistake and, once again, they beseeched the Creator.

"Please," they prayed, "we have made a mistake in asking that it be day all the time. Now we think that it should be night all the time."

The Creator paused at this new request and thought that perhaps the people may be right even though all things were created in twos... representing to us day and night, life and death, good and evil, times of plenty and times of famine.

The Creator loved the people and decided to make it night all the time as they had asked.

The day ceased and night fell upon the Earth. Soon, the crops stopped growing and it became very cold. The people spent much of their time gathering wood for the fires. They could not see to hunt meat and with no crops growing it was not long before the people were cold, weak, and very hungry. Many of the people died.

Those that remained still living gathered once again to beseech the Creator. "Help us Creator," they cried!

"We have made a terrible mistake. You had made the day and the night perfect, and as it should be, from the beginning. We ask that you forgive us and make the day and night as it was before."

Once again the Creator listened to the request of the people. The day and the night became, as the people had asked, as it had been in the beginning. Each day was divided between light and darkness. The weather became more pleasant, and the crops began to grow again. Game was plentiful and the hunting was good. The people had plenty to eat and there was not much sickness. The people treated each other with compassion and respect.

It was good to be alive.

The people were grateful and thanked the Creator for their life and for the food they had to eat. The Creator accepted the gratitude of the people and was glad to see them smiling again. However, during the time of the long days of night, many of the people had died, and the Creator was sorry that they had perished because of the night. The Creator placed their spirits in a newly created tree.

This tree was named a-tsi-na tlu-gv {ah-see-na loo-guh} cedar tree. When you smell the aroma of the cedar tree or gaze upon it standing in the forest, remember that if you are Tsalagi, you are looking upon your ancestor.

Tradition holds that the wood of the cedar tree holds powerful protective spirits for the Cherokee.

Many Cherokee carry a small piece of cedar wood in their medicine bag.

It is also placed above the entrances to the dwelling to protect against the entry of evil spirits.

Traditional drums are made from cedar wood.
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