The world’s oldest trees: The Tree of One Hundred Horses

2017-12-22T13:31:13-05:00January 2nd, 2018|World's Oldest Trees|

Trees are some of the oldest known living organism on the planet. Surviving on this planet for 385 million years, only a handful of organisms live longer lives, mostly sponges, coral, and bacteria. Trees have survived nearly every disaster this planet has seen and there are trees on this planet that have been alive for [...]

The future of the chestnut tree

2017-10-23T14:49:36-04:00November 30th, 2017|American Chestnut, Types of Wood|

There have been many scourges to strike this planet from the Bubonic Plague to the AIDS epidemic but humans are not the only living things that have been affected. A fungal blight wiped out nearly every chestnut tree in North America in the early 20th century and it has prevented re-population of the species even [...]

Utility poles

2020-04-11T00:55:14-04:00August 10th, 2017|History|

There are many things in modern life that we cannot live without now like electrical power, the telephone or the internet. Despite all of the technology that goes into that there is still an old world piece of technology that makes it all possible, the wooden pole. We know them as utility poles and thanks [...]

What happened to the chestnut tree?

2020-04-11T00:55:15-04:00May 9th, 2017|American Chestnut, Types of Wood|

The chestnut tree was once one of the most common trees in the United States. Towns and cities have named streets for trees like the maple, the walnut and the chestnut was no different. Chestnut Hill is the name of prominent neighborhoods in both Philadelphia and Boston. The tree anchored whatever ecosystem they were a [...]

The American Chestnut

2020-04-11T00:55:16-04:00November 1st, 2016|American Chestnut, Types of Wood|

The American Chestnut (castenea dentate) has been one of the most important trees in American history and one of the finest trees in the world. It is a deciduous tree in the beech family and before the 20th century existed all throughout the eastern United States. Alas in the early 1900s fungal blight from imported [...]