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Giant Sequoia Bonsai Tree Kit : Everything you need, germination greenhouse included, to grow the mighty redwood

Giant Sequoia Bonsai Tree Kit

Just because Giant Sequoias are only native to California doesn’t mean you can’t grow them at home—from seeds. The Giant Sequoia Bonsai Tree Kit from Portland, Oregon-based Jason Watkins offers up everything needed to nurture an ornamental iteration……

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Takanori Aiba Transforms Bonsai Trees into Elaborate Tree Houses

Bonsai Trees3Japanese artist Takanori Aiba has transformed bonsai trees into these elaborate and unique tree houses, the theme is based around the relationship between human and nature. Personally I think Takanori has portrayed that theme perfectly. In 2011 one of his stunning creations was given the Hong Kong Design Award, I have also included a couple of […]
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Chickens are closely related to dinosaurs, and other insights from the new bird family tree

Flamingos and doves are more closely related than they look, a new genetic analysis of birds shows. That’s not all: chickens are close relations of dinosaurs, and genetic patterns in the brains of birds that learn new calls show remarkable similarities to humans.

These findings stem from a project that sequenced genes from 48 bird species and then used several months of supercomputing time to analyze relationships. This week, eight papers appear in Science from the effort, which included more than 200 people from 80 labs. More than 20 papers will also be published in separate journals.

“an impressive effort”“This is an impressive effort that provides important support for a number of previous assertions that have lacked this extensive…

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Tonight the NYPD chose Lady Gaga and a Christmas tree over democracy

Welcome to America. Now show us your ticket or get lost.

That’s what officers of the New York Police Department told hundreds of people tonight as they cordoned off a massive area in Midtown Manhattan, trapping protesters, tourists, workers, residents, and others between barricades that stretched out of sight along 6th Avenue and across two long blocks to Madison Avenue. It was a confluence of two discordant events: NBC’s lavish celebration of Christmas spirit, and the mourning of yet another unarmed black man viciously killed by police.

I was in the crowd created by the NYPD and found myself stuck in close quarters with no escape for at least half an hour near Radio City Music Hall, as tourists and protesters jostled to find out what…

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Alternative Christmas Tree Designs Made With Book

Christmas is coming soon, got headache how to decorate your Christmas tree?  I have found some Christmas tree designs made by books. This design is clever, creative, interesting decorating ideas for those who have a lot of book or who love to read. Made of old or new books, an alternative Christmas tree with light…
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30 Tree Tunnels That Will Take Your Breath Away

Tree tunnels are one of nature’s curious and beautiful phenomenon. By definition, a tree tunnel is described as a road or street that has rows of trees grown on both sides. The trees somehow form a canopy overhead which gives the effect of a tunnel.

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Some tree tunnels are natural due to the nature of the tree branches whilst others are man-made as they are grown that way using gardening techniques. Whichever they are, tree tunnels make lovely settings for photography as these photos of 30 magnificent tree tunnels from around the world shows.

Tunnel of Love, Kleven, Ukraine. (Image Source: Oleg Gordienko)

Tunnel of Love

Jacarandas Walk, South Africa. (Image Source: imgur)

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Cherry Blossom Avenue, Bonn, Germany. (Image Source: Marcel Bednarz)

Cherry Blossom Avenue, Bonn, Germany.

Hilly Autumn Avenue, USA. (Image Source: wallpaperstock)

Hilly Autumn Avenue, USA

Yew Tree Tunnel, Carmarthenshire, UK. (Image Source: Guy Stitt)

Yew Tree Tunnel, Carmarthenshire, UK

Bamboo Path, Japan. (Image Source: forwallpaper)

Bamboo Path, Japan

Wisteria Tunnel, Kawachi Fuji Garden, Japan. (Image Source: Unknown World)

Wisteria Tunnel, Japan

The Dark Hedges, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. (Image Source: Travel And Tourism)

The Dark Hedges

Ginkgo Tree Tunnel, Tokyo. (Image Source: sun-surfer)

Ginkgo Tree Tunnel, Tokyo

The Tree tunnel, Halnaker, England. (Image Source: Daily Fresher)

The Tree tunnel, Halnaker, England

Gormanston Fairytale Tree Tunnel, County Meath, Ireland. (Image Source: jacco)

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Sena De Luna, Spain. (Image Source: BuzzFeed)

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Oak Alley Plantation, Louisiana, USA. (Image Source: BuzzFeed)

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Cypress Tree Avenue, Point Reyes, California, USA. (Image Source: Bored Panda)

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Avenue of Oaks, Dixie Plantation, South Carolina, USA. (Image source: Bored Panda)

Gyeonghwa Station, Jinhae, South Korea. (Image Source: Bored Panda)

Parque Francisco Alvarado, Costa Rica. (Image Source: Vytautas Šėrys)

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Laburnum Tunnel, Bodnant Gardens, UK. (Image Source: Tony Shertila)

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Sakura Tunnel, Tokyo, Japan. (Image Source: Masai Okeda)

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Rua Gonçalo de Carvalho, Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Image Source: Stephen Messenger)

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Maple Tunnel, St. Louis, Oregon, USA. (Image Source: Bored Panda)

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Tunnel of Love, Kawazu-cho, Shizuoka, Japan. (Image Source: Agustin Rafael Reyes)

Jerez street, Spain. (Image Source: Aidan McRae Thomson)

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Tree Tunnel, Neatherlands. (Image Source: Lars van de Goor)

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Tree Tunnel, Maluhia Road, Koloa Town, Kauai, Hawaii. (Image Source: Parrish Kauai++)

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Smuggler’s Notch State Park, Vermont, Connecticut, USA. (Image Source: Emlii)

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Natural Tree Tunnel, Mendocino County, California, USA. (Image Source: Ultimate Places)

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Maple tree tunnel, Fujikawaguchiko, Yamanashi, Japan. (Image Source: Flavorverse)

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El Paseo del Espolón, Burgos, Spain. (Image Source: Vado a Spain)

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Maekdo Ecological Park, Busan, South Korea. (Image Source: Busan Haps)

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Knit Merino Wool Hats from Rustic Thread: Super-soft, dip-dyed beanies made in Joshua Tree by hand

Knit Merino Wool Hats from Rustic Thread


Inside a small boutique called The End, in the arid desert of Old Town Yucca Valley, CA, we stumbled upon some hats that beckoned to be touched and held. The…

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Stoupakis Chios Homeric Mastiha Liqueur: A refreshing aperitif distilled on the only island where its source tree is located

Stoupakis Chios Homeric Mastiha Liqueur


Mastic trees flourish on the Greek island of Chios. In fact, it’s one of the only places in the world where these trees are found, despite repeated attempts at growing them elsewhere. Natives of Chios have long used the trees’ aromatic sap (called…

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Cacao Fruit-Based Solbeso: The first 80-proof spirit born from the tree best known as the source of chocolate

Cacao Fruit-Based Solbeso


Whiskey hails from grain, agave provides the source for tequila and vodka can be derived from wheat or potatoes. But with Solbeso, an entirely new and (as yet) unnamed category of distilled spirits has emerged. Carefully…

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Swirl, Floral, Tree & Leaf Photoshop Brushes You’d Love – Get them for Free!

Refill your designer’s kit with spring inspiration! Refined floral, swirl, tree and leaf Photoshop brushes – find them here for free.
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