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Tag: trees

Smart Wood: Bio-Engineering Trees For Specific Purposes

For the past decade, researchers have been experimenting with switching individual genes on and off to determine what effect they have on growing trees. But they say they can now model the effects of switching all 21 lignin genes on or off in the lab, which will greatly reduce the amount of time needed to “design” trees that are suitable for particular purposes.

Gisele Bündchen "vs" Don Cheadle (WED Challenge)

Supermodel Gisele Bündchen and world-leading actor Don Cheadle (one of my favorites), as UNEP Goodwill Ambassadors, have launched an international challenge for World Environment Day to get a new forest planted.

Drink Tea, Plant a Tree

Honest Tea, one of my favorite tea companies, recently partnered up with the National Forest Foundation to get a whole lot of trees planted. And you can help decide where.

Flamboyán {10 Friday Photos + 2 extra}

Delonix regia is an awesome tree that look like it’s burning. In Spanish it’s called “Flamboyán” — that seems to really fit it. Flamboyan is a breathtaking tree worth looking at for hours! There’s nothing what will explain the beauty of that tree to you — just look at it!