Tree Talk

Trees can talk to each other – Suzanne Simard

“A forest is much more than what you see,” says ecologist Suzanne Simard. Her 30 years of research in Canadian forests have led to an astounding discovery β€” trees talk, often and over vast distances. Learn more about the harmonious yet complicated social lives of trees and prepare to see the natural world with new eyes.

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ECOLOGIST SAYS TREES TALK TO EACH OTHER IN A LANGUAGE WE CAN LEARN

 

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Pine Barrens Forest Fire 03/30/2019

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Patch News Photo – Pine Barrens Fire

We live very close to the Pine Barrens Forest in New Jersey, about 15 minutes away. On March 30th there was a forest fire in the Barrens. The fire took 2 days to contain and burned more than 11, 000 acres of land. TheΒ firefighters used a technique called β€œblowhole firing” to slow the flames down.Β It requires firefighters to get ahead of the blaze and use handheld torches to set smaller fires in its path. It burns up some what’s fueling the fire to slow it down. Officials said the investigation was ongoing and asked for the public to contact the New Jersey State Police with confidential tips as it seems this fire was caused in some way by humans. The area is a known area for illegal bonfires.

The photo’s below we took from our front yard on the night of March 31st. And from across the street you can see the fire ablaze and how close we were. We even prepared that evening by filling up our gas tank in case they called for an evacuation.

Homes in the photo’s were blurred out to protect the privacy of home owners.

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Photo Β©runningtozen@gmail.com

 

The video below is of drone footage of the destruction left in the wake of the fire.

 

Learn Wildfire Safety Tips

Wildfires are usually preventable because many originate from human error.

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𝑨 π‘΄π’Šπ’π’…π’‡π’–π’ π‘―π’Šπ’Œπ’†

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π‘―π’Šπ’Œπ’Šπ’π’ˆ. 𝑰 π’π’Šπ’Œπ’† π’‰π’Šπ’Œπ’Šπ’π’ˆ π’Žπ’π’“π’† 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒏 π’‚π’π’š 𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 π’‘π’‰π’šπ’”π’Šπ’„π’‚π’ π’†π’™π’†π’“π’„π’Šπ’”π’†. 𝑨𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 π’Šπ’ π’Šπ’•π’”π’†π’π’‡ π’”π’‚π’šπ’” 𝒂 𝒍𝒐𝒕.π‘»π’‚π’Œπ’Šπ’π’ˆ π’Šπ’ 𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆 π’Šπ’ 𝒂𝒍𝒍 π’Šπ’•’𝒔 π’ˆπ’“π’‚π’π’… π’‡π’π’“π’Žπ’”; π’Žπ’π’–π’π’•π’‚π’Šπ’π’”, π’•π’“π’‚π’Šπ’π’”, 𝒃𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒔, π’‘π’‚π’“π’Œπ’”, 𝒆𝒕𝒄… π’Šπ’” π’—π’†π’“π’š π’ˆπ’“π’π’–π’π’…π’Šπ’π’ˆ 𝒂𝒏𝒅 π’„π’‚π’π’Žπ’Šπ’π’ˆ 𝒕𝒐 π’Žπ’†. π‘½π’†π’“π’š π’Žπ’†π’…π’Šπ’•π’‚π’•π’Šπ’—π’† 𝒂𝒏𝒅 π’ˆπ’Šπ’—π’†π’” π’•π’Šπ’Žπ’† 𝒇𝒐𝒓 π’Šπ’π’•π’“π’π’”π’‘π’†π’„π’•π’Šπ’π’ 𝒐𝒓 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒏 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’‚π’ƒπ’Šπ’π’Šπ’•π’š 𝒕𝒐 𝒔𝒉𝒖𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’Žπ’Šπ’π’… π’„π’π’Žπ’‘π’π’†π’•π’†π’π’š 𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 π’•π’‚π’Œπ’† π’Šπ’ 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’”π’„π’†π’π’†π’“π’š 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒇𝒆𝒆𝒍 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒉 π’ƒπ’†π’π’π’˜ π’Žπ’š 𝒇𝒆𝒆𝒕. 𝑰 π’“π’†π’„π’†π’π’•π’π’š 𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒏𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 π’Šπ’” 𝒂 π’•π’†π’“π’Ž 𝒇𝒐𝒓 π’˜π’‰π’‚π’• 𝑰 π’π’Šπ’Œπ’† 𝒕𝒐 𝒅𝒐 𝒂𝒏𝒅 π’Šπ’•’𝒔 𝒄𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒆𝒅 π‘΄π’Šπ’π’…π’‡π’–π’ π‘―π’Šπ’Œπ’Šπ’π’ˆ. 𝑰 π’π’Šπ’Œπ’† 𝒕𝒐 𝒍𝒆𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒆𝒙𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒕𝒔 𝒅𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’•π’‚π’π’Œπ’Šπ’π’ˆ 𝒔𝒐 𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 π’Šπ’” π’Žπ’π’“π’† π’Šπ’π’‡π’ 𝒂𝒏𝒅 π’Šπ’…π’†π’‚π’” 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 π’”π’•π’†π’‘π’‘π’Šπ’π’ˆ 𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒐𝒏 𝒂 π’Žπ’†π’…π’Šπ’•π’‚π’•π’Šπ’—π’†Β π’•π’šπ’‘π’† 𝒐𝒇 π’‰π’Šπ’Œπ’Šπ’π’ˆ π’†π’™π’‘π’†π’“π’Šπ’†π’π’„π’†!

 

 

 

hike_spot2π‘·π’‰π’šπ’”π’Šπ’„π’‚π’ π’‚π’„π’•π’Šπ’—π’Šπ’•π’š. π‘©π’†π’‚π’–π’•π’Šπ’‡π’–π’ π’”π’„π’†π’π’†π’“π’š. 𝑾𝒉𝒐 𝒅𝒐𝒆𝒔𝒏’𝒕 π’π’Šπ’Œπ’† 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’π’„π’„π’‚π’”π’Šπ’π’π’‚π’ π’‰π’Šπ’Œπ’† π’Šπ’ 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’ˆπ’“π’†π’‚π’• 𝒐𝒖𝒕𝒅𝒐𝒐𝒓𝒔? 𝑨𝒏𝒅 π’˜π’‰π’†π’ π’šπ’π’– 𝒂𝒅𝒅 𝒂 π’π’Šπ’•π’•π’π’† 𝒆𝒙𝒕𝒓𝒂 π’‚π’˜π’‚π’“π’†π’π’†π’”π’” 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’†π’™π’‘π’†π’“π’Šπ’†π’π’„π’†, π’šπ’π’–π’“ π’π’–π’•π’Šπ’π’ˆ 𝒄𝒂𝒏 π’ƒπ’†π’π’†π’‡π’Šπ’• 𝒃𝒐𝒕𝒉 π’šπ’π’–π’“ π’ƒπ’π’…π’š 𝒂𝒏𝒅 π’šπ’π’–π’“ π’Žπ’Šπ’π’….

π‘»π’‚π’Œπ’† 𝒂 π‘΄π’Šπ’π’…π’‡π’–π’ π‘―π’Šπ’Œπ’†

 

 

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