A world without trees

Wood Elf Weekly


Famous landscape paintings have been recreated without trees at Edinburgh Universty by Dr Iain Woodhouse, to highlight the diversity and value of woods and forests, and the threats and impacts of global deforestation. Dr Woodhouse has used computer technology to reproduce Constable’s The Haywain, Seurat’s Sunday afternoon on the Island of Grande Jatte, and Van Gogh’s Olive trees and yellow sky and sun, seen here.  Trees provide us with so many things – food, fuel, food, shelter, and, of course, clean air, as well as being a wonderful subject for all forms of art. It’s an interesting and thought provoking exercise! See more about this on the BBC news web site

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About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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