Ariadne's Forest - Trees and Forests of the World, especially California

Special Summaries (California Central Coast).

Special Books.

Most popular Articles.

Web articles most popular world-wide (and see also Ancient Trees: Trees that Live for a Thousand Years by Anna Lewington and Edward Parker):

  1. Fig (Ficus), sacred to many in Asia.
  2. Baobab, the world's widest tree, whose trunk can store more than 30,000 gallons of water
  3. Welwitschia mirabilis, the Namibian survivalist tree, which grows without rain for 3 years in every 4, and can live over 2000 years.
  4. Alphabetic List of Articles.

Web articles most popular in California (and see also Trees and Shrubs of California by John Stuart and John Sawyer):

  1. Tree species
  2. Native trees (coniferous and broadleaf) of Southern California
  3. National forests of California. A fifth of the land in California.
  4. slug courtship Banana Slug Spotting Special.

Forest and Tree Topics.

Activism - "Think Globally, Act Locally".

Arbor Therapy - Healing Through Trees.

Banana Slug Spotting Special.

Book reviews.

Books to buy: See our Reviews:
(Also see New books some of our favorite New and Recent Books about Forests and Trees.)
'America's Ancient Forests' Review of
America's Ancient Forests : From the Ice Age to the Age of Discovery

by Thomas M. Bonnicksen.
'California's Wilderness Areas' Review of
California's Wilderness Areas: Mountains and Coastal Ranges

by George Wuerthner.
'Deforesting the Earth' Review of
Deforesting the Earth: From Prehistory to Global Crisis

by Michael Williams.
'Discovered Alive: The Story of the Chinese Redwood' Review of
Discovered Alive: The Story of the Chinese Redwood

by William Gittlen.
'Sierra Nevada: The Naturalist's Companion' Review of
Sierra Nevada: The Naturalist's Companion

by Verna R. Johnston.
Sierra Nevada Tree Identifier Review of
Sierra Nevada Tree Identifier

by Jim Paruk. Published by The Yosemite Association. An excellent guide book to all tree species in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Highly recommended to the amateur and the professional.

Books of fiction

California Specials.

Hiking and Exploration.

Recipes for Vegetarian Food by Tree Lovers.


Tree species.

XYZ - miscellaneous.