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News items from around the world about trees, tree-hugging, trees in medicine & science and the important role of trees in poverty alleviation and in cooling our planet

New world record tree hug

The people of Killarney have broken the world record ''Tree Hug' in Killarney House and Gardens, Killarney National Park, on Friday 27th May 2016. The previous record was 1,200 people. An estimated 1,977 people attended to break the world record. School Children,...

Woman Arborist Heals Trees, Parks, Souls

Tsukamoto Konagi: Born in Iwata, Shizuoka Prefecture in 1949, she now lives in Hamamatsu in the same prefecture. Japan first female certified tree doctor and a first-class landscape architectural management engineer. Rose to fame in 1996 after transplanting four...

Health benefits of tree hugging

I’m sure most people have heard of the term “tree-hugger,” often a nickname given to people who care about the environment and the planet. But did you know that hugging trees can actually improve your health? As a matter of fact, you don’t even have to hug a tree to...

The term “tree hugger” was coined in 1730

The term “tree hugger” was coined in 1730, when hundreds of Bishnois died while trying to protect the trees in their village from being turned into the raw material for a palace.

The biodiversity crisis!

"Scientists were startled in 1980 by the discovery of a tremendous diversity of insects in tropical forests. In one study of just 19 trees in Panama, 80% of the 1,200 beetle species discovered were previously unknown to science... Surprisingly, scientists have a...

Duncan Stewart Launches Celebration of Trees

Killarney tree celebration aims for record tree hug    An imaginative four-day ‘Killarney Celebration of Trees’ event which will run from Thursday, May 19 to Sunday, May 22 2016, will include an attempt to create a world record-breaking tree hug in the restored...