It Took 126 Photos, But Scientists Finally Fit The Biggest Tree On The Planet Into One Amazing Image.
“The President” is the name of a giant sequoia located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in the United States.
How do we know such things? We trust in Steve Sillett from Humboldt State University, who said:
“We know that there are trees that have bigger trunks, but when you add up all of the wood beside the main trunk – all of the limbs, all of the branches, all of the bio-mass above the ground – this tree is likely the biggest.”
Entertaining and interesting information on composting, it’s not quite “Everything You Know About Composting is Wrong” but he raises some good points about saving as much “leaf mold” (fallen tree leaf) to make into essentially needed rich compost and save your kitchen waste/scraps and waste paper for the Wormary (worm bin) where the worms can actually break it down into a useable form. Compost piles often struggle to break these “ingredience” down but worms enrich them into what’s known as “worm casts”, an excellent source of Nitrogen and Phosphorus as well as many other things.
Speaker: Mike McGrath @ TEDxPhoenixville
More info on speaker: http://whyy.org/cms/youbetyourgarden/
Thirty-four years ago when he began to plant trees, no one, including him, had the slightest idea that his effort would give birth to an entire forest.
It all began with a dream he had in 1979 to plant trees on barren land for small animals and birds to build their homes on the tree tops.
Chasing his dream, Jadav Payeng, then a young lad, belonging to the Mishing tribal community in Jorhat district, in the north eastern state of Assam, began to plant trees regularly.
Decades later, the trees have transformed into a lush forest covering 550 hectares of land, home to wild elephants, tigers, rhinos and deer.
Similarly, he is growing trees on another 150 hectares of land, which is adjacent to the first forest he helped plant.
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