Love the tree section of this website! When I create a piece of art or craft with nature, I want to know about the tree. Sustainable collecting isn't really possible if you don't know what you're collecting and the importance of it in the eco-system, right? This guide is awesome. It shows you how to identify trees and also provides lots more useful information for us tree huggers.
Peeling cinnamon bark of manzanita species Arctostaphylos obispoensis.Beautiful! But this is why I gather manzanita for my fairy gardens and such in the spring and summer. Then it keeps its color year-round. If you gather in fall or winter, it will peel. Photograph by Carol Bornstein
The Angel Oak Tree on John's Island is a symbol of Charleston, South Carolina. It is estimated to be in excess of 400-500 years old. Some contend that it is 1,500 years old. It is among the oldest trees in the United States. This magnificent oak stands 66.5 ft tall, measures 28 ft in circumference, and produces shade that covers 17,200 square feet. From tip to tip Its longest branch distance is 187 ft. A must-see!