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Poets have written about forests and trees for centuries. From Joyce Kilmer's, "I think that I shall never see, A poem lovely as a tree," to Henry David Thoreau's, "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."
Living the city life can be so exhausting. There's constant noise, people everywhere, and frankly, it's a lot of work. That's what makes country getaways so splendid. Whether it's on top of a mountain, on the beach, or in the woods, returning to nature is a spiritually cleansing thing. So when I saw this unusual tiny home, I knew I had to write about it.
Most islands originate via natural occurrences. Volcanic islands form when an oceanic volcano erupts, spewing molten lava that is hardened by the cool water. Over time, the lava builds up, forming an island. A prime example of a volcanic islands are the Hawaiian Islands. Continental islands form along the continental shelf of a continent. Examples of continental islands are Britain, Ireland and Taiwan. And, some tropical islands formed from coral reefs are Maldives, Tonga and Samoa.
Summer is winding down. The leaves are changing, cool air is filling our evenings, and depending on where you are, the possibility for snow is already here! When you picture national parks throughout Canada and the United States, you probably picture visitors swimming, hiking, and grilling food - all the quintessential summertime activities. But there are numerous job opportunities in our national parks in the winter too!
Trees are truly remarkable! They provide shelter, food, and shade for the animals of the Earth - including humans, they clean the air of pollution, filter water, and one tree can provide up to 260 pounds of oxygen per day. But, trees aren't solely utilitarian. Research has shown that trees increase property value, increase customer traffic to businesses, beautify urban neighborhoods while reducing violence and even help patients in hospitals heal faster.
Since April of 2015, tentree has been planting trees across Haiti. As of this writing, 667,870 trees have been planted around the island nation. The seasonal changes determine the kind of work we do in Haiti. While the tree planting doesn't last year round, there's always something to do. Now that the rainy season in Haiti has started, t's time to get planting.