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Loxley Clovis
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Post images, photos, graphics proving that trees are awesome...
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Farmer-managed natural regeneration, Niger from AgriculturesNetwork.org
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FMNR Niger Before and After from fmnrhub.com.au
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forest gardens by Robert Hart from Fix.com
 
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Moringa, a super-nutritious nitrogen fixer!
Moringa oleifera by Blanco from WikiMedia.org
Moringa by pierre jdlf from WikiMedia.org
One of the most striking photos of an oasis I've come across:
Oasis in Algeria by Yazid Tizi from GoodPlanet.info
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Oasis in Algeria by Yazid Tizi from GoodPlanet.info
 
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food forest by OneCommunityGlobal.org
Tony Rinaudo reforests Niger with a $2 pocket knife from ecofilms.com.au
Stages of succession from PermacultureApprentice.com
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Food Forest by OneCommunityGlobal.org
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Tony Rinaudo reforests Niger with a $2 pocket knife from ecofilms.com.au
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Stages of succession from PermacultureApprentice.com
 
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Tree Shaping Artist Peter Cook in garden chair from WikiMedia.org
Tree Shaping Baskettree Palnatoke from WikiMedia.org
Tree shaping bottom view from Living Root Bridge in Mawlynnong by Sujan Bandyopadhyay from WikiMedia.org
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Tree Shaping Baskettree Palnatoke from WikiMedia.org
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Tree shaping bottom view from Living Root Bridge in Mawlynnong by Sujan Bandyopadhyay from WikiMedia.org
 
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Tree Shaping Cubetree by Palnatoke from WikiMedia.org
Tree Shaping by Jugni from WikiMedia.org
Tree shaping Living root bridges, Nongriat village, Meghalaya from Wikia.Nocookie.net
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Tree Shaping Cubetree by Palnatoke from WikiMedia.org
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Tree Shaping by Jugni from WikiMedia.org
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Tree shaping Living root bridges, Nongriat village, Meghalaya from Wikia.Nocookie.net
 
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Hi Loxley,
I don't have any cool pics to share, but I wanted to thank you for sharing yours in these threads, I really enjoy them!
 
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Maureen Atsali wrote:Hi Loxley,
I don't have any cool pics to share, but I wanted to thank you for sharing yours in these threads, I really enjoy them!

Thank you Maureen, I appreciate your comment.
I really enjoy the work you do greening Western Kenya. Keep up the goodness!
 
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Tree shaping by Neadle les from WikiMedia.org
Tree Shaping Peace web by Richard Reames of ArborSmith.com from WikiMedia.org
Tree shaping - Person-tree from WikiMedia.org
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Tree Shaping Peace web by Richard Reames of ArborSmith.com from WikiMedia.org
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Tree shaping - Person-tree from WikiMedia.org
 
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Our soil is really thin and lies above shale.

This tree had grown successfully by managing to penetrate cracks in the shale with its roots, and when it finally fell over its roots tore up a huge ball of shale leaving a gaping hole below.  I'm guessing this will fill in with soil during rains and the next tree to grow here will be able to get a deeper foothold.

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Burra Maluca wrote:Our soil is really thin and lies above shale.
This tree had grown successfully by managing to penetrate cracks in the shale with its roots, and when it finally fell over its roots tore up a huge ball of shale leaving a gaping hole below.  I'm guessing this will fill in with soil during rains and the next tree to grow here will be able to get a deeper foothold.

WHOA! Nice picture! Is that from Portugal?
 
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Yes, from Portugal.  I took it this morning.  I've been eyeing up the rest of the tree and planning some log benches...
 
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Nice, I like the idea of benches. Why do you suppose it fell over?
 
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Loxley Clovis wrote:Why do you suppose it fell over?


Well it was quite large.  I'm not sure how clear it is in the photo, but here's the rest of it.



It's very common for pine trees to fall over here when they get big enough, and I always assumed it was because of the shallow soil.  Maybe even if they manage to get their roots into shale it's not enough to stop the wind blowing them over.  I'm guessing here - maybe soil is more forgiving so that roots that are 'pulled' when the wind blows the tree can get a grip again, but roots in rock are held pretty rigidly and maybe then dont' get a second chance.  Or maybe there just weren't *enough* roots penetrating the shale. 
 
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This thread from Lumberjocks has tons of interesting trees. The thread started so long ago that a number of pictures linked elsewhere have been lost over time, but it is still an inspirational resource.

I have seen lots of interesting things involving trees right here in town, but I'm not one to take pictures, so I will have to remember to take some pictures and maybe share a few stories. One really awesome experience I had was in the backyard at my old house. I didn't have any glasses at the time and walked outside to look around. I got across the yard looking up, then looked down and saw some tiny long leaf pine trees growing. I turned back towards the house and realized the ground was carpeted with them! There were probably as many tiny needles on all the little trees as there were blades of grass in that large section of the yard. It ended up getting mowed down, but nowadays it a is a nice permaculture garden.
 
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That is an amazing thread. I love the dancing tree! Thanks for sharing Daniel!
 
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Tree shaping by Simba16 from WikiMedia.org
Top view from Living Root Bridge in Mawlynnong by Sujan Bandyopadhyay WikiMedia.org
Twolegtree by Palnatoke from WikiMedia.org
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Greening the Desert by Gabriel White CreativeCommons Attirbution-ShareAlike
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Greening the Desert Huacachina Dunes by Ingo Mehling WikiMedia.org
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Libya Ubari Lakes by Luca Galuzzi (Lucag), 2007 from WikiMedia.org
oasis by JuSa2000 CC0 public domain
Oasis de Huacachina, Ica, Perú, 2015-07-29, DD 9-22 PAN WikiMedia.org
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Rio nilo aswan by Alberto-g-rovi, 2007, WikiMedia.org
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Southern Tunisia, Shott El Djerid Oasis CC0 public domain
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