By: Erae Nelsen
A profile of the tree Acer Pseudoplatanus would not be complete without an explanation of the inconsistencies of its name.The Eurasian Sycamore, or Acer Pseudoplatanus, is a deciduous tree indigenous to Southwest Asia and Europe. It is not truly a Sycamore, but rather a...
By: JJ Jacobs
‘Vinca’ or ‘Periwinkle’ as the plant genus is commonly known, is a genus consisting of six species in the plant family ‘Apocynaceae.’ This seemingly humble plant can grow at a colossal pace, and is the favourite groundcover of many a gardener...
Tree profile: Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus)
By: Yaliza Rogers
The sycamore maple is a a type of maple from Central Europe to southwestern Asia. This tree is not related to other trees called sycamore. The sycamore maple is a rather large tree that reaches 20-35m at maturity, with a broad domed crown. As the...
Tree profile: Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus)
By: Alex Storey
Acer pseudoplatanus is a broadleaf tree that is large and deciduous reaching 35 metres and can often have the most beautiful domed crown! Sycamore maples - Acers - have smooth, grey bark that gets gradually rougher and much coarser; it breaks up into scales before...
By: Alex Storey
Evergreen and ornamental, the Quercus suber is stripped for its thick, corky bark every 10-12 years. Medium-sized for an oak tree, this species is the primary source of wine bottle stoppers and cork-flooring making use of its spongy, breathable quality. Harvesting the cork in Spring...
By: Kimberly Napier
The sycamore, Acer pseudoplatanus, is also known as the sycamore maple, Celtic maple, false plane-tree, great maple, Scottish maple and mock-plane. It is native to central Europe and southwest Asia. This tree has been cultivated, for centuries, in Europe. The sycamore is a deciduous tree...
Study links genetically modified corn to cancer
By: Terrence Aym
A new study linking genetically-modified (GM) corn to sickness and death has created shock waves around the globe. The study revealed rats fed biologically altered maize succumbed to cancerous tumors.Upon learning of the study the French government took immediate action and asked a health...
Tree profile: Cork Oak (Quercus suber)
By: Amelia Emery
The cork oak is a magnificent tree to behold. Known botanically as Quercus suber, the cork oak is native to the Mediterranean regions of Europe and North Africa where it has been grown and cultivated for centuries. In comparison to other species of oak, the...
By: Jacob Woods
From medicinal properties to writing emblems to the perils of capitalism, the sassafras has a long interaction with humans who both admire it and have used it for health. Today, it acts as a lovely tree that lends itself to passionate tree huggers who reminisce...
By: Kimberly Napier
Dicentra Formosa, also known as western or Pacific bleeding heart, is a herbaceous perennial. It has fragile, fern-like foliage which grows from the bleeding heart’s base. It is native from the woodlands of California to British Columbia and it grows best in the United...

 

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