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anorsexic:

Julia Butterfly Hill lived in a 180 ft tall, roughly 1500 year old California Redwood tree for 738 days between December 10, 1997 and December 18, 1999. Hill lived in the tree, affectionately known as “Luna,” to prevent Pacific Lumber Company loggers from cutting it down.

she wrote a book about her time in the tree its really crazy at one point shes sobbing and she hugs the tree and the tree starts like pouring sap!! and it wasnt the time of year it would do that or anything


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schoolgirlskank:

anorsexic:

Julia Butterfly Hill lived in a 180 ft tall, roughly 1500 year old California Redwood tree for 738 days between December 10, 1997 and December 18, 1999. Hill lived in the tree, affectionately known as “Luna,” to prevent Pacific Lumber Company loggers from cutting it down.

she wrote a book about her time in the tree its really crazy at one point shes sobbing and she hugs the tree and the tree starts like pouring sap!! and it wasnt the time of year it would do that or anything

nature / vintage

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nativeamericannews:

Native American Houses
A comprehensive and illustrated guide to Native American Houses and the culture of the Native American and the indigenous people of North America. All of our articles are accompanied by pictures, paintings and many have videos – all bringing the Native American Houses to life and enabling a better understanding of the lifestyle (way of life) and the homes and shelters that the Native Indians lived in. The picture to right illustrates a Kiowa Tepee, one of the most famous of the Native American houses and homes.

nativeamericannews:

Native American Houses

A comprehensive and illustrated guide to Native American Houses and the culture of the Native American and the indigenous people of North America. All of our articles are accompanied by pictures, paintings and many have videos – all bringing the Native American Houses to life and enabling a better understanding of the lifestyle (way of life) and the homes and shelters that the Native Indians lived in. The picture to right illustrates a Kiowa Tepee, one of the most famous of the Native American houses and homes.

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indie-moonlight:

standby5h:

If you don’t want this beautiful picture of Steve Irwin holding a baby platypus on your blog then I’m sorry but I don’t know what you’re doing with your life.

I miss him oh so dearly :(

I remember the exact moment I heard he’d died :(

he was my entire childhood 

I went to his zoo

i loved this crazy man so much


Still remember when I heard about his death in the news like it was yesterday. I cried…

bushcraftandsurvival:

rxtrees:

routeninetyfour:

suchsuperiority:

systemofadowny:

indie-moonlight:

standby5h:

If you don’t want this beautiful picture of Steve Irwin holding a baby platypus on your blog then I’m sorry but I don’t know what you’re doing with your life.

I miss him oh so dearly :(

I remember the exact moment I heard he’d died :(

he was my entire childhood 

I went to his zoo

i loved this crazy man so much

Still remember when I heard about his death in the news like it was yesterday. I cried…

bushcraftandsurvival

fyeahtrees:

California #1: Coast Redwood

The Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) is the only living species in the genus Sequoia in the Cypress family. It is an evergreen tree that lives for 1200 - 1800 years or more. This species now included the tallest trees in the world, reaching 379 feet. Before commercial logging began, this tree occurred naturally in 2,100,00 acres. An estimated 95%  of the original forest has been cut down, due to its excellent uses for wood. 

Coast redwoods occupy a narrow strip of land along the Pacific coast of North America. They tend to grow most in the mountains where rainfall from the ocean is greater. The tallest trees are found in valleys, near larger sources of water, under the fog layer; it would be difficult to get logging equipment into these valleys, making these trees more likely to live longer and be taller. 

 The Coast redwood is one of the most valuable pieces of timber in the lumber industry. Close to a million acres are in production for lumber in California. The wood does not decay much, and so was used heavily as railroad ties. 

The Coast redwood has been naturalized to New Zealand. These trees have been growing there for 100 years, and often do better because of rainfall distribution throughout the year. 

There are about 50 albino redwoods (mutants that are unable to manufacture chlorophyll). These trees exist as parasites, grafting their root systems with those of normal trees, an ability unique to redwoods. 

The Coast Redwood is considered endangered on the IUCN Red List

For more information, visit the Institute for Redwood Ecology