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‘My portrait is priceless’: The view from the Wisconsin cabin

Many of us have that special spot in our homes where we feel at peace. Maybe it’s when you park ...

The lindens: Discovering natural beauty in ordinary places

Sometimes, we can take the world’s beauty for granted. We don’t notice these natural works of wonder that are in ...

After a yearslong search, Wisconsin’s oldest tree is revealed. Sort of.

Close your eyes and imagine the oldest tree in Wisconsin. When I would do this, I used to picture something ...

Why Doesn’t Wisconsin See Large, Intense Wildfires Like Out West?

As record wildfires scorched millions of acres of land in the western United States in 2020, it prompted a question ...

Who’s Behind The Handmade Ornaments Adorning The Wisconsin Capitol Holiday Tree?

With the holidays right around the corner, WPR's Andrea Anderson was talking about all things festive­ — Christmas trees, twinkling ...

Taking Care Of The Land: Hard Work And Ethical Dilemmas

Taking care of the land can be a huge responsibility, chock-full of hard work and ethical dilemmas. Writer Bill Lueders ...

An Ode To Autumn

I stopped the other day on a country road for a moment or two – a brief respite toward the ...

Rethinking Ownership

Twenty-five years ago, we moved onto our 1 1/2 acres just outside Manitowoc city limits and took Ownership of the land. ...

A Walk Through The Cedarburg Bog

European settlers to Wisconsin saw wetlands as wasted space to be drained. But that view changed over time, and in 1952, Wisconsin’s ...

Chainsaw Craftsman Ken Schels Makes Art From The Trees

You may not realize it when you see Ken Schels wielding his chainsaw at carving competitions, but he thinks deeply ...

Artist Creates Piece From The Destruction Of A Tornado

When a series of tornadoes hit Verona on June 17, 2014, the town was hit hard. Trees, a school, barns, and homes ...

A Favorite Tree

A few weeks ago a friend posted a photo online of his “favorite tree,” a magnificent sugar maple in his ...

Planting The Future

Seventy years ago, an innovative program to reforest the Great Lakes and teach natural resources management took root in Eagle ...

Up in the Trees

Climbing trees is a childhood pastime. But for arborists, scaling trees to keep them healthy is a serious pursuit. Seth ...