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Losing Urban Trees—and the Wildlife that Depends on Them

Losing Urban Trees—and the Wildlife that Depends on Them

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 11, 2018 1

We need to learn to tolerate a bit of messiness when it comes to our urban neighborhoods and landscapes. And I’m not talking about litter on our sidewalks, trash in our local parks or

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The Heartbeats and Songs of Trees

The Heartbeats and Songs of Trees

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 15, 2018 13

I’m a tree hugger from way back; in fact, you could say I was hugging trees before tree hugging was cool. So when a book titled The Songs of Trees recently hit store shelves, I

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Video: One Tree’s Wildlife Visitors in One Year

Video: One Tree’s Wildlife Visitors in One Year

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 9, 2017 1

I love trees, and I’m not alone. There are those of us that write letters to them, that single-handedly plant forests of them, or—in my case—write books about them. The reasons we have for

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Dear Forests: Wish You Were Here—and That You’d Remain

Dear Forests: Wish You Were Here—and That You’d Remain

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 24, 2017 1

This summer, the world lost a Nebraska-size chunk of forests. Logging, expanding palm oil plantations and wildfires are to blame. This continuing deforestation trend could have devastating implications for the climate. Simply put, forests

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Video: Rediscovering Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree”

Video: Rediscovering Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree”

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 8, 2017 1

While cleaning one of my bookshelves yesterday, I found a copy of the children’s classic The Giving Tree. It’s hard to believe it’s been 53 years since author Shel Silverstein penned this now-famous work.

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Listen, and You Might Actually Hear Climate Change

Listen, and You Might Actually Hear Climate Change

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 3, 2016 0

The image of a polar bear stranded on an ice floe. Herds of thousands of walruses hauled out on land, deprived of their sunning platforms of choice: sea ice. Videos from NASA simulating how

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