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Theres a Real-Life Enchanted Forest and Its In Dartmoor, England

In a series entitled Mystical, fine art photographer Neil Burnell ventures to a remote, high-altitude forest in Dartmoor, Devon, England called Wistman’s Wood. The surreal landscape appears straight out of a fantasy novel with dwarf oak trees, moss carpeted boulders, and lichens galore. You can practically smell the enchanting forest through these dreamlike photos. All images below are available as limited edition prints and you can find more beautiful photography from Burnell at the links below. [via Behance] NEIL BURNELL Website | Facebook | Behance | Twitter | Instagram NEIL…

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In 1973 Japan Planted an Experimental Forest, Today It Looks like This

Photograph by Sankei News Photos of a mysterious crop circle-like pattern of trees recently made the rounds online and people had all kinds of bizarre explanations. It turns out the mesmerizing patterns were the result of some experimental forestry by the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries nearly 50 years ago. The ministry was researching growth and tree spacing and planted this particular crop in 1973. To achieve this effect, researchers planted trees in 10 degree radial increments to form 10 concentric circles. The ‘crop circle’ forest can still…

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Woman Forced to Remove Dying Tree, Turns It Into Tiny Library Instead

When city workers of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho told Sharalee Armitage Howard they would have to remove a huge 110-year-old tree from her front yard, she was saddened. Determined to preserve whatever she could of the beautiful tree, she decided to turn the tree’s trunk into a free neighbourhood library with the help of the nonprofit organization, Little Free Library. With over 75,000 ‘Little Free Libraries’ in 88 countries, it’s possible you’ve seen these (though not as elaborate) in your own neighbourhood! According to Sharalee, the old cottonwood tree was starting…

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This Is Where Your Wine Corks Come From

Uncorking a bottle of wine after a long day is one of the few true pleasures in life. But ever wonder where that small cork—aka the last thing standing between you and your favorite red—comes from? In Portugal, there’s a long and rich history of harvesting cork trees. Harvesters strip trees of their bark by hand, using a process that makes certain the tree remains alive and healthy. The method is so difficult that harvesters begin learning the trade from a young age, keeping up a skill passed down through…

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10 Badass Trees That Refuse To Die

Jeff Goldblum said it best in Jurassic Park, “Life, uh.. finds a way“. And long after we’re gone our green friends will remain. Below you will find 10 badass trees that refused to die. Let their strength and perseverance inspire you on your darkest days 💪 1. This Gravity-Defying Tree in Olympic National Park, Washington   Photograph by ticktock44 on reddit 2. This Badass that Fell Over and Grew Four More Trees   Photograph via expatriate77 on reddit 3. This Palm Tree That Picked Itself Right Back Up   Photograph…

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