FRED HAGENEDER’S GATEWAY TO THE MEANING OF TREES IN CULTURE AND CONSCIOUSNESS

THE MEANING OF TREES

WORLD TREE NEWS

Botany and natural history

ancient yew tree in the Yenice reserve, northern Turkey. © Fred Hageneder
A major study of the genetic evolution of European yew reveals the origins and migration pattern of this unique tree, and its response to regional climate.
bumble bee on tree flower. © lava777/fotolia.com
A team at Bristol University found that the flower visits of bees are guided by their ability to detect and ‘read’ the electric fields around the blossoms.
woman sitting in a forest clearing. © Kichigin/shutterstock
Forest time reduces the level of stress chemicals in the body, boosts the immune system and hence helps to ward off viruses, bacteria and even tumours.
oldest spruce in the world: 'Old Tjikko' (excerpt) in Fulufjäll, Sweden. © Karl Brodowsky/Wikimedia Creative Commons
Beneath a spruce tree in Sweden scientists found ancient spruce remains (cones and wood) of the same genetic make-up, pointing to a vast age for this tree.
ice on Greenland (2009). © Halorache/Creative Commons
The oldest authenticated DNA was recovered from ancient biological material, helping to reconstruct past habitats eliminated by natural climate change.
she-wolf with cubs. © Vibe Images/fotolia.com
After 150 years, the first pair of wild wolves have reared their young in Germany. The wolf is returning to Europe from Russia and the Carpathian Mountains.