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6PM
rhamphotheca:

Western Redcedars (Thuja plicata) 
… are among North America’s largest trees. They can reach diameters of 10-13 ft (3-4 m) and heights of 213-230 ft (65-70 m), though they are still typically only one-third the volume of Giant Sequoias (Sequoiadendron giganteum). 
Large individuals may be many centuries old. One in British Columbia was estimated at around 700 years old when it was destroyed by vandals; when it fell, it was so massive the impact effectively dug its own “grave”. Redcedars are reknowned for their timber. 
They have high-quality wood with few knots, but what makes them especially appealing is Thujaplicin, a chemical that occurs naturally in mature trees and functions as a fungicide, preventing rot. The anti-fungal chemicals remain effective for up to a century after the tree is harvested. 
Shown is the Kalaloch Redcedar of Olympic National Park in Washington, which was the third-largest known individual of the species until it was destroyed in a storm earlier this year.photo by woodleywonderworks on Flickr
(via: Peterson Field Guides)

rhamphotheca:

Western Redcedars (Thuja plicata)

… are among North America’s largest trees. They can reach diameters of 10-13 ft (3-4 m) and heights of 213-230 ft (65-70 m), though they are still typically only one-third the volume of Giant Sequoias (Sequoiadendron giganteum).

Large individuals may be many centuries old. One in British Columbia was estimated at around 700 years old when it was destroyed by vandals; when it fell, it was so massive the impact effectively dug its own “grave”. Redcedars are reknowned for their timber.

They have high-quality wood with few knots, but what makes them especially appealing is Thujaplicin, a chemical that occurs naturally in mature trees and functions as a fungicide, preventing rot. The anti-fungal chemicals remain effective for up to a century after the tree is harvested.

Shown is the Kalaloch Redcedar of Olympic National Park in Washington, which was the third-largest known individual of the species until it was destroyed in a storm earlier this year.

photo by woodleywonderworks on Flickr

(via: Peterson Field Guides)

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5PM

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7AM

bookandwords:

Time for a giveaway and to celebrate this blog hitting 4,000 followers! (I’m still in shock that so many of you follow me) For this giveaway I’ve picked some of my favorite books of 2014 so hopefully you’ll love them too.

This time there will only be one winner (this might change in the future, depending on how much money I have) and they will get a choice of any one book listed above.

This will be international, thanks to Book Depository (make sure that they ship to your country before entering, please)

Please make sure you read the rules below, thank you.

Rules:

  1. You must be following me! Since this giveaway is for my followers, I will be checking. 
  2. Reblogs and likes will be counted. Please don’t spam your followers, no one likes that. Also no giveaway blogs allowed.
  3. This giveaway ends October 15th
  4. If you do win you will have to be willing to give me your full address. (I will not stalk you I promise)
  5. You will have 48 hours to respond or else I’ll be picking a new winner.

I think that’s all, good luck and if you have any other questions please feel free to ask.

Thank you for following me, it really means the world <3

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7AM

So.

persephoneholly:

Ron Weasley gives free ice cream to kids. Harry Potter talks about the importance of feminism and gay rights. Hermione Granger is a UN Goodwill Ambassador for Women.

The heroes of my childhood became the heroes of my adulthood.

Top marks for the casting crew

Top marks for these brilliant creatures who are using their power for good 

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7AM

tilly-and-her-books:

Hi everyone! It’s Tilly and Jesseca here and we’ve decided to do a giveaway with a bit of a twist; you don’t know what book you’re getting. Most of you have heard of the blind date with a book deal. You pick a book that’s wrapped up and you only have a vague description of said book. We decided this would be an interesting concept for a giveaway, so here we are! Details:

  • Reblogs and likes count as entries, you can reblog as much as you like so long as you don’t spam your followers and no giveaway blogs.
  • You must be following she-was-too-fond-of-books and tilly-and-her-books
  • There will be 8 winners chosen at random and each winner will receive one book, we think this will give more people a chance! You will get to choose a book using the descriptions above and you will not find out what book you get until you receive it.
  • We will be using The Book Depository for this giveaway, so please make sure they ship to your country!
  • This giveaway ends October 15th, so you have quite awhile to reblog. We will be picking winners in the following days, please have your ask open, you have 48 hours to respond!
  • You must be comfortable with giving either us your address.

Any questions about the giveaway or us you message us here: she-was-too-fond-of-books (Jesseca) or tilly-and-her-books (Tilly)

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