Our Oceans, Our Environment

Have you ever thought about how important the oceans around the world are to your survival? Healthy oceans have the ability to sustain varied marine life, provide oxygen and benefit us in so many ways. Each year on June 9th, it’s time to celebrate rich marine environments and bring attention to protecting the ocean in the area known as the Coral Triangle on Coral Triangle Day. Learn more about this area by clicking
http://coraltriangleinitiative.org/events/coral-triangle-day-1

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Respect the Oceans!

A Conference about Managing Reef Resilience

Are you drawn to our oceans and the coral reefs too? I’ve learned about a conference in Manado, Indonesia that may interest you and have made a calendar entry on the Plant Kingdom Communications calendar. Here is the link:

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A short look at how we saved about a dozen baby Maple trees today by transplanting them into a nursery area.

#SeedlingTrees  #YearofSeedling #TreeProtector

If you feel the need to be involved with helping the forests and impacting the world, consider attending or hosting an event to bring attention to the importance of our forests. The United Nations recognizes March 21 as International Day of Forests!

https://plantkingdomcommunications.com/event/international-day-of-forests/

Think about it…where would we be without our forests?

 

What Would Life Be Like?

Imagine that you are a tree, growing in this canyon.  What would life be like?  When you imagine this, you are putting yourself in the tree’s roots, experiencing the world as if you were looking out from the tree’s point of view.  You are #InTreesView.

Developing the skills to perceive what a being of Nature’s life is like will help you move the world toward the new operating system called #PartnerWithNature.

You can be a Tree Protector and save seedling trees when they are in harm’s way.

 

Really Seeing Trees

Banyan Tree at Marie Selby Botanical Garden in Sarasota, FL

As a #TreeProtector, you really #SeeTrees as they are.  That means not only seeing the magnificence and beauty of this Banyan tree, but also seeing that it has some dead branches.

Don’t just immediately think “oh, we have to cut them off.”  That is coming from the human point of view or coming from some previous lesson about trees.

Instead think: “Oh, this tree is not growing right.  It might be having trouble in its inner circulation of fluids, or with making food, or with being able to grow enough leaves.”

And think too, “I can do practical and bio-energy things to help it!”

•WATER YOUR TREES DURING DROUGHT OR EXTREME HEAT!! They may have outgrown their area. Water deep and long.
•Research! Plant the right tree in the right place.
•Use CARE when transplanting not to damage roots. Plant AT soil level, do not pile extra soil on top of root ball. Water often.
•Do NOT add soil, new plantings, or stone planters around an existing tree; it smothers roots.
•Use a sprinkling of mulch, don’t pile it up at the base.
• For construction, install plastic fencing at the drip-line so that they don’t dig, pile materials, or park under under trees.
• After construction, do NOT
regrade the soil over the roots. Short walls can hold back soil.
• Don’t install bricks, stone, or walkways under trees.
•Avoid “topping” trees & road salt.
•REMOVE BANDS OR TIES–they strangle fluid flows under bark.
•Protect young trees but don’t tie anything to them.
•LEAVE leaves; they have natural fertilizer and beneficials. Shred them for winter. Avoid blowers.
•Learn proper pruning techniques or hire a sensitive professional who knows how to ASK THE TREE where best to prune.

 

Glorious old trees being threatened by development. Too much activity too close to their roots.
Construction. Development. Is it wise?
Don't know what was on this land before...since we were just driving by... but it looks like clear-cutting. Just a few trees left in the background.
The developers did put black plastic fences around these trees, but the are too close. The protection should go out to the drip line.
Too close to their roots. They are badly stressed.

Development Seen On Florida Trip

Click on the photos to see the slide show.

We are traveling on the Gulf coast of Florida.

Development is rampant…and we wonder how wise that is.

#TreeThreats

#Help4Trees in Hurricane Areas of Florida

Dr. Jim Conroy and Ms. Basia Alexander

We are working in Florida a few months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria of 2017.  So many trees were damaged, but more than that, the trees still standing are not healthy.  The high winds and rains severely stressed the trees in the hurricane-hit areas.

Soil and sand erosion on the beach at Honeymoon Island State Park, Dunedin, Florida

But, these trees have a chance to survive!

You can be a #TreeProtector by helping with practical efforts such as replacing soil and sand around exposed roots before they dry out.

You can also use the bio-energy non-linear methods of #TreeWhispering to help stressed trees.  Find out about Healing Whispers at www.TreeWhispering.com

 

 

 

 

Amazing Banyans in Florida

Banyans… amazing trees that can spread through air-rooting.  These trees are on Gasparilla Island and worth visiting.