Issue 126 -- July/August 2021

German beech trees

Forest bathing

July 2021

Trees provide so much, writes Reese Halter, and being amongst them is a privilege, especially when you have the time to just wander and relax in a forest.

Paul West loved picking mulberries as a kid.

Mighty mulberries

July 2021

From an early age, Paul West fell in love with the resilient mulberry and its bountiful, juicy and tangy fruit.

Trees can have a positive impact on our blood pressure.

Deep forest diving

July 2021

In an extract from his new book The Heartbeat of Trees, Peter Wohlleben delves into the benefits of spending time in forests.

A seed of an idea

July 2021

A small project to start a street seed library in a Tassie town is expanding throughout the state’s north, writes Penny Woodward.

Fighting for our forests

June 2021

Our editor, Steve Payne, lives among the forests of the subtropical Northern Rivers of NSW, an area fought for by protesters in the late '70s – a fight that is still going on in many parts of the world.

Araucana lay unusual green eggs.

Choosing a chook house

June 2021

Life is much richer in this Melbourne household with a few chooks added to the mix – here's some tips Jian Liu learnt about making a home for chickens so everyone is happy.

Pre-sprouting is useful for ensuring all seeds are viable.

Pre-sprouting peas

June 2021

Pea plants don’t like being transplanted, so it’s best to sow seeds directly. However, you can use biodegradable pots or pre-sprout seed, as Karen Sutherland explains here.

Logging in Papua New Guinea

Our life-giving forests

June 2021

In Issue 126 (Winter 2021), Dr Reese Halter celebrates the carbon-storing, rain-creating and simple majesty of trees.