Close your eyes for a moment. Let’s travel back in time to the moment when this planet was covered with trees 300 million years ago. Feel the mystic air of ancient nature, 100-foot tall fern trees and giant forests… Now shoot forward to 65 million years ago when dinosaurs were munching Ginkgo trees and maybe … Continue reading What’s it like living in a tree?
A well designed treehouse is delicately placed into a tree, with upmost sensitivity to the tree itself. Such a treehouse can give dignity to the tree, adding character, making the combination of tree and house a spectacle, which combined are more impressive than either are by themselves. But more so than that, a treehouse is … Continue reading Top Treehouses from around the world
This series of short articles – Weird and Wonderful Plants – is going to share with you some of the most fascinating plants in the world. Plants you would never have dreamed of being real, such as the waterwheel plant – a leafy wagon wheel which rolls atop the surface of ponds to catch aquatic … Continue reading Weird and Wonderful Plants
For a long time we have believed that plants and trees are individuals, standing alone in a never ending competition for food and light, incapable of communicating with each other or interacting with the world around them. I mean would you actually believe it if someone told you that trees can communicate? Because funnily enough … Continue reading Symbiosis – The astounding relationship between trees and fungi…
Far across the Pacific Ocean, deep in the jungles of an island at the edge of our map, lives an ancient society of treehouse builders. Some people say they are the last cannibal tribe on earth, others say they are only the last cannibals between Australia and the equator, others say they don’t really like … Continue reading Tribal Treehouse Builders
If you’ve been reading notesfromthecanopy, you’ve probably guessed by now that we’re a little bit obsessed with trees. So, to proudly flaunt our passion for the mighty trunk, we’ve comprised this special list of the largest, tallest, oldest and most beautiful trees on our planet. The list is not by any means all encompassing; in fact … Continue reading The biggest and baddest trees on our planet…
Thanks so much to Inge for writing this amazing article about us in Auroville today. Its a nice little insight into the the world of treehouse community and the vision for those of you who haven’t read the about page. Here it is: Castles in the Canopy The TreeHouse Community is an Auroville based undertaking that consists … Continue reading Castles in the canopy – By Inge Van Alphen