Topos 103 – Trees

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Topos 103 presents cutting-edge contributions to these questions and topics:

STORYTELLERS
From weeping cherry tree to Tomb Raider roots: a photographic journey

URBAN TREE AS PRODIGY
A plea for why we need trees in our cities

FROM MELBS’ ELM WITH LOVE
How Melbourne’s Urban Forest Strategy brings citizens and trees together

THE TREE CONSTRUCTOR
Ferdinand Ludwig – a portrait of a pioneer

NEXT STOP METRO FOREST
How Bangkok follows the treetop path

LIVING WITH A GIANT
Pando: the single tree that is a forest

TREES: FACTS AND FIGURES

GUARDIANS OF THE LAND
How the people of Guabuliga fight climate change

THE INVISIBLE ENEMY
In Italy a plant pathogen threatens olive trees

SLEEPING SEEDS
The Global Seed Vault in Svalbard: a back-up for the world’s biodiversity

“OUR MISSION IS TO SECURE BIODIVERSITY”
An interview with Åsmund Asdal

GREEN SURPRISE DRESSED IN BLACK
Marina One and its rainforest in the heart of Singapore

A WALK IN THE CLOUDS
Tree houses as objects of fascination

THE TREE AS MYTH
Reflections on a historical influencer

TREE PEOPLE FROM DYSTOPIA
People’s tendency towards humanizing nature