IIan Shamir:  Tree Advice

IIan Shamir: Tree Advice

Ilan Shamir is an author and keynote speaker.  He changed his name from Scott Alyn to better reflect his passion for trees.  His new name literally means ‘protector of the trees’.  His passion for trees extends to nature in general and he has written prose...
Henry David Thoreau and Trees

Henry David Thoreau and Trees

Henry David Thoreau was an American author, and poet.  He was also a philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, surveyor, and historian and he greatly admired trees. Henry David Thoreau wrote a wonderful paper entitled The Succession of Forest Trees which was first...
Spiritual Tree Quote by Seneca

Spiritual Tree Quote by Seneca

Lucius Annaeus Seneca penned this spiritual tree quote.  Dense, thick forests with their gloomy shadows and stillness cause you to pause and take stock. If you believe in a higher power, the atmosphere of a forest interior makes you feel closer to the supernatural,...
Cherry Blossoms and Japanese Culture

Cherry Blossoms and Japanese Culture

To the Japanese, Cherry blossoms have meaning beyond their beauty and beyond their value as a producer of delicious fruit.  It is interesting to note that the Japanese love their cherry tree so much they also eat the leaves and blossoms.  Cherry blossoms mean a number...