The Tree Goddess: Celebrate Arbor Day with a Festa

With Arbor Day close at hand, I would like to share a little history of this holiday we tree-huggers look forward to each year. The whole thing started with a man by the name of J. Sterling Morton. Morton shared… Continue Reading

The Tree Goddess: Marie Stadther, Lead Gardener and Tree Educator, McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Imagine if you will a world without trees. Virtually no trees. What would it look like? Feel like? Vast. Spare. Hot. Cold. Windswept. Desert landscapes, grassland prairies and plains come to my mind. In their own way these almost tree-less… Continue Reading


The Tree Goddess: Valentine Mythology

February is the time to celebrate love and all its glory. Trees have played a prominent role in mythology when it comes to love, either heartwarming or morbid. In Greek mythology, the nymph Daphne turned into a laurel tree when… Continue Reading