Six Ways to (Unintentionally) Kill Your Tree

Generally, trees in an urban setting live only a fraction of their lifespan. The most common cause of death is the stress that a tree undergoes from neglect and/or bad practices. The following is a list of 6 ways you… Continue Reading


Joshua Trees, Part 2: Desert Native No Match for Global Warming

Occasionally, I read articles on an online science newsletter called Science Daily. While recently scrolling through the various articles about nature, I found one concerning Joshua trees. Since I recently went on a trip to Joshua Tree National Park, the… Continue Reading


Tree Goddess: In the Vast Desert, There Is Strange Life

I hadn’t visited my homeland in Indio, California for almost three years. I wasn’t sure what to expect because development has been expanding at a scary rate since I last resided there. Late this winter, I decided to endure the 11-hour drive… Continue Reading


Tree Goddess: Killing 130-year-old Oaks is More than Mischief

For years, students of Alabama’s Auburn University have celebrated athletic achievements by gathering at a place called Toomer’s Corner and toilet-papering the two live oaks that have flourished there for more than 130 years. Tragically, in early December 2010, a 62-year-old… Continue Reading