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

THE MEANING OF TREES

WORLD TREE NEWS

Good news for trees and humans

Felix Finkbeiner delivering his speech at the UN headquarters. © Plant-for-the-Planet

Felix Finkbeiner giving a UN speech about the importance of forests for world climate and social justice and that nobody is too small to make a difference.

Buddhist monks in northwest Cambodia ordaining a tree. © Equator Initiative

The monks of the Samraong Pagoda received the 2010 Equator Prize for saving evergreen forest in northwest Cambodia by ordaining venerable trees as monks.

cloud forest at the Santa María Volcano, or Gagxanul, a sacred natural site in Guatemala. © Bas Verschuuren

A global programme to protect sacred sites and their biodiversity as well as cultural practices from industrialization, urbanization, and tourism has begun.

Anne Frank's tree fallen. © Elzinga/AP

The tree that once gave Anne Frank solace as she was hiding from the Nazis fell in a storm in August 2010, but cuttings have been taken and will be planted.

Dongria Kondh demo. © Survival International

The Indian Dongria Kondh tribe has won a ‘David and Goliath’ battle to save their land and sacred mountains from a multinational bauxite/aluminium company.

Bishop of London planting a yew tree. © Bankside Press

The Bishop of London planted a yew tree to emphasize ‘the Church's long heritage of caring for God's creation’ and its Shrinking the Footprint campaign.