Tag: trees

For centuries, maple syrup producers across New England and Canada harvested sap by drilling into the bark of fully grown wild trees. While commercial syrup producers have adopted vacuum pumps and plastic tubing to aid these efforts, recent experiments at the University of Vermont’s Proctor Maple Research Center may further pull the industry from its […]

This is so crazy! Filmed on August 21, 2013. Where do the trees go?????

I was just at Sequoia National Park last week, so it’s a nice treat to revisit it in this video which explains how tall a tree can grow and what sort of factors stop it from growing straight into space.

giant-logs

Giant logs for giant fires. PHOTOGRAPH BY C. R. MILLER, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC