May 13 2020

Arboreal Fictions

Big Novels about Big Forests   Lockdown, with its many frustrations, has, nevertheless, been a opportunity to do some reading, and I’ve made my way to the end of two arboreal novels in the past few weeks. Both of them have, in their own ways, offered perplexed...

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Mar 02 2020

Comeback Kits [Broadleaf, Winter 2019]

[from Broadleaf Magazine, Winter 2019]   Comeback Kits   by Fiona Collins   Fiona Collins meets Matthew Davies, Dave Bavin and Cat McNicol in Snowdonia, hoping to catch a glimpse of Britain's largest tree-dwelling mammal, the elusive and vulnerable pine marten.    ...

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Feb 24 2020

World’s largest living organism

Is the largest living organism on Earth a tree? [caption id="attachment_16035" align="aligncenter" width="253"] Quaking aspen, Logan Fisher, Pexels[/caption] It might be!   In the Fishlake National Park, Utah, USA, there is a forest of approximately 47,000 quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides). These trees are not, however, separate organisms; they are...

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