Here are some websites that have further information about Trees
Trees as Food
Trees as Medicinal Herbs
- Michigan herbalist Jim McDonald – Listings of the world of living herbalism, herbal gatherings, herbalists, etc. by . Worth the visit.
- The Ontario Herbalists Association promotes safe and natural healing with plant medicines.
- Traditional uses of bark baths.
- Flower essences from Trees of the Northeast.
- Canadian Forest Tree Essences.
- Research into anti-obesity uses of Alder and Balsam Poplar.
- Talks of healing cracked nipples, a term mentioned under Balsam Fir.
- Good information on Alders
- Valley Cedar Leaf Oil Distilling the foliage of Eastern White Cedar to produce Cedar Leaf Oil and Hydrosol Cedar Water since 1985.
- Plants for a Future, about Balsam Fir’s attributes
TREES in the Environment
- Fifty Ways Trees Benefit Our Health, Community and Environment.
- Protecting Eastern hemlock, our next endangered Tree species. By Ole Hendrickson.
- The habits of Poplars in Alberta and elsewhere.
- National Tree Benefit Calculator
By typing in its species and size, this site can help people learn the approximate “value” of a Tree’s monetary worth. It takes into account soil erosion control, pollution control, shade cooling, wind reduction, dust control, carbon sequestration, and “curb appeal” for realtors, etc.
- It Takes a Forest
Providing the public with unbiased, fact-based information on Ontario’s forest sector and the role of our forests as one of the province’s most sustainable resources.
A Renfrew County, Ontario, company producing biofuels and flavourings out of local forest and agricultural residues for over twenty-five years.
Trees in Nature
- The Appalachian Mountain Club promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of America’s Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.
- The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.
- TNC Canada is the Canadian affiliate of the world’s largest conservation organization, investing in healthy communities and responsible economic development to drive locally and globally significant conservation outcomes.
- The Wildlife Conservation Society Canada is only national conservation organization using wildlife-focused research to bring clarity and solutions to complex Canadian conservation issues.
- Two Countries, One Forest is a major Canadian-U.S. collaborative of conservation organizations, researchers, foundations and conservation-minded individuals. Our international community is focused on protection, conservation and restoration of forests and natural heritage from New York to Nova Scotia, across the Northern Appalachian/Acadian ecoregion.
Trees and Spirituality
- Call of the Forest–the Forgotten Wisdom of Trees is a documentary featuring scientist and acclaimed author Diana Beresford–Kroeger as she investigates our profound biological and spiritual connection to forests. Her global journey explores the science, folklore, and restoration challenges of this essential ecosystem.
- An app to help select and plant a Tree native to your area.
- An excellent article on an eye-opening site of Ancient Forest Research and Exploration
- Helping people heal. Helping Forests heal.
- Forests and Tree symbolism in folklore.
Suggested Places to Visit Trees
Arboretums, old cemeteries, college campuses, outdoor education centres; and national, provincial, state, county, and municipal parks are excellent places to meet Trees. Arboretums often will have unique Trees that are not naturally from that area. A few are listed below, and many more exist, thankfully.
- ArbNet is an online, interactive community of arboreta that supports the common purposes and interests of tree-focused public gardens.
- The Morton Register of Arboreta, where you can browse by US state or browse by country.
- HAVERFORD ARBORETUM, Begun in 1834, west of Philadelphia, PA.
- DOMINION ARBORETUM, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Also a PDF about DOMINION ARBORETUM
- MONTREAL BOTANICAL GARDEN, Montreal, Canada
- BROOKLYN BOTANIC GARDEN, Brooklyn, New York
- Cemeteries, such the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto, are often great sites for viewing/meeting old unique Trees.
- Another site dedicated to Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto
- A program encouraging college campuses to establish and sustain healthy community forests.
- Arbor Day Foundation, “We inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate Trees.”
- Shaw Woods – Outdoor Education Centre in Renfrew County, Ontario. One of Eastern Canada’s premier examples of an old growth Maple/Beech/Hemlock forest.
- A listing and locator of Old Growth Forests to visit in Ontario, New York State, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.