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Unless you’ve been living in a cave in the Frostfang Mountains, you know that something bananas went down on the second-to-last episode of Game of Thrones. And if you’re fans of the books and the HBO show (we are) last week’s episode probably made it clear...

Welcome to the latest edition of Tree Stories, our series in which people introduce us to trees that have put down meaningful roots in their lives. Here, Chris Hart tells us the tale — in his own words — of the juniper trees that live in...

May Gray and its glum sis, June Gloom, have descended on the coast in all their steely glory. Don’t let them win! Luckily, there’s an antidote; legions of Jacaranda mimosifolia trees are lighting up our city’s skies and streets with their purple blooms. Maybe it’s just...

Feeling that Seis de Mayo slump? Yesterday, after one mezcal cocktail too many, we switched to the virgin stuff — and ended up making a loquat soda to restore and steady our souls for the week ahead. Luckily, loquats are abundantly in season right now. [caption id=""...

You can almost hear the cuatro between the fluffy pink flowers of the Tabebuia Impetiginosa tree, which is native to, and widely celebrated in, Trinidad and Tobago — where Chantal's family's from. (The plant also goes by the names pink trumpet tree, pink ipe and...

More than any other tree in the world, the cherry blossom owns major real estate in C’s Washington, D.C.-raised psyche. Every late winter/early spring when Prunus trees start blooming back East and here in the West, she gets nostalgic for the National Cherry Blossom Festival,...

In a recent post for his Radiolab/NPR blog Krulwich Wonders, Robert Krulwich writes: "Life is short for small creatures, longer in big ones. So algae die sooner than oak trees; elephants live longer than mayflies, but you know that. Here's the surprise: There is a mathematical formula...