Jōmon Sugi, Japan’s oldest tree

2020-04-11T00:55:11-04:00September 14th, 2017|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 [...]

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 [...]