mothernaturenetwork
mothernaturenetwork:

Guerrilla tree sculptor takes over U.K. town
The wooded area around the U.K. town of Knaresborough, North Yorkshire has fallen pray to some amazing guerrilla art as of late. For weeks, residents were stumped as to who carved these amazing pieces of work into nearby trees.

Did some additional research, came across the artist’s site, and was glad to read this:
"All my carvings are made from trees which have either fell naturally or need to be felled for woodland management purposes."
These are definitely stunning.

mothernaturenetwork:

Guerrilla tree sculptor takes over U.K. town

The wooded area around the U.K. town of Knaresborough, North Yorkshire has fallen pray to some amazing guerrilla art as of late. For weeks, residents were stumped as to who carved these amazing pieces of work into nearby trees.

Did some additional research, came across the artist’s site, and was glad to read this:

"All my carvings are made from trees which have either fell naturally or need to be felled for woodland management purposes."

These are definitely stunning.

nybg
nybg:

How to See a Tree
Mitch Epstein’s botanical photography leans toward a bent unlike that of the average garden shutterbug. Over the last year he has set about documenting the grand, the tortuous, and the strange among the trees of New York City, traveling to each of the five boroughs in an effort to archive our many metropolitan behemoths.
Epstein’s central models range from the scarred bark of the weeping birch at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, covered in the graffiti of vandals and romantics; to the centuries-old tulip tree of Staten Island, hidden behind the younger foliage of its own offspring. It’s a study in history through the simplicity of a lens. —MN

Looove trees!

nybg:

How to See a Tree

Mitch Epstein’s botanical photography leans toward a bent unlike that of the average garden shutterbug. Over the last year he has set about documenting the grand, the tortuous, and the strange among the trees of New York City, traveling to each of the five boroughs in an effort to archive our many metropolitan behemoths.

Epstein’s central models range from the scarred bark of the weeping birch at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, covered in the graffiti of vandals and romantics; to the centuries-old tulip tree of Staten Island, hidden behind the younger foliage of its own offspring. It’s a study in history through the simplicity of a lens. —MN

Looove trees!

mad-as-a-marine-biologist

mad-as-a-marine-biologist:

Of Forests and Men - 2O11 was the UN International Year of Forests

A beautiful video produced by one of my favourite Nature photographers Yann Arthus-Bertrand and narrated by Edward Norton.

Over the past 6O years we have inflicted more rapid degradation on the planet than in all human history

Stunning video. The stand-out quote to me:
"Is the essential being destroyed to produce the superfluous?"