London’s Nine Elms Lane pays homage to the area’s elm trees with a festive light projection

London’s Nine Elms Lane, which is famously named after its tree inhabitants, is celebrating the history of the area’s nine elm trees this festive season with a light projection of elm trees onto buildings around the area. From today (13 December) until 21 December, detailed tree drawings by artist Pippa Taylor will come to life each evening after dark – their silvery branches transforming old … Continue reading London’s Nine Elms Lane pays homage to the area’s elm trees with a festive light projection

Voice of Nature: Art installation lets a tree do the talking to warn about climate change

Dutch artist Thijs Biersteker is using real time data that indicates the wellbeing of a tree to warn “about the urgency of climate change in a way that’s undeniable”, in his latest installation, Voice of Nature. Voice of Nature uses the “voice” of a tree to communicate the effects of climate change on the natural world. The artwork is based on a Japanese cinnamon tree in Chengdu, a city … Continue reading Voice of Nature: Art installation lets a tree do the talking to warn about climate change

Full Grown growing trees into unique pieces of furniture

Full Grown make unique pieces of furniture by growing trees and shaping them into one-piece chairs, lamps or mirror frames. British designer Gavin Munro uses ancient techniques combined with modern technology to grow, graft, nurture and harvest living trees into chairs, tables and sculptures. Trees are strategically planted, grafted, and shaped into specific structures. Gavin Munro’s designs use trees grown around plastic frames with the resulting chairs, tables … Continue reading Full Grown growing trees into unique pieces of furniture

Winkworth Arboretum: Walks, wilderness, wetlands and tree magic in Godalming, Surrey

The importance of trees to the planet and one’s life can not be underestimated – they reduce CO2, can reduce flooding, offer homes and spaces some much needed protection, clean the air for everyone, and can reduce stress. One man who passionately valued trees and honoured their presence was Dr Wilfrid Fox, a physician turned horticulturalist, who not only pioneered a movement, Roads Beautifying Association, to … Continue reading Winkworth Arboretum: Walks, wilderness, wetlands and tree magic in Godalming, Surrey

How trees help the environment

Trees are an invaluable resource on this planet, helping the environment by producing oxygen and removing carbon dioxide and contaminants from the air. Trees are like the lungs of the planet. They breathe in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen. Additionally, they provide habitat for birds and other wildlife. Trees also shade buildings, streets, and homes. If enough trees are planted in cities, the overall microclimate … Continue reading How trees help the environment

Urban Tree Festival: A weekend of tree-focused guided walks, talks and mindfulness in London

If you are a London dweller, get out in one of the city’s many green spaces this weekend as London celebrates the Urban Tree Festival. The first ever Urban Tree Festival, which runs until 20 May, features a series of guided walks and talks across London. The walks include explorations of urban forests – Peckham, Hampstead and Stoke Newington; a London Woodland Walk through Wimbledon; … Continue reading Urban Tree Festival: A weekend of tree-focused guided walks, talks and mindfulness in London