Category: Redwoods Channel

(vid) Japanese charring technique of preserving wood – Shou-sugi-ban

Red cedar looks outstanding!

Preserving wood with fire!

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Bois Brulé. Burnt wood, an alternative to aging … according to ancestral techniques came from Japan for giving a durable finish to wood siding. The ancient technique of charring the wood to make it more durable is rooted among the Aztecs. The Japanese, who named it Shou-sugi-ban, have extensively used it. The charcoal acts as a protective layer that resists decay and fire, producing a long-lasting and maintenance-free material. This method of wood preservation is restarted by architects looking for green solutions in different parts of the world including Japan and Europe. In simple terms, the wood is burned for about 7 minutes using a torch or more traditional methods, before being doused with water and brushed to remove char dust, revealing a light silvery sheen. The timber is then washed and dried. It can be left unfinished or a finished oil can be applied to bring out shades of gray, silver, black or brown. This technique is used for siding, decking and outdoor furniture. The method earns interest both for its environmental history and for its aesthetic appearance. The materials can last at least 80 years, without chemicals. (YouTube comment)

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(vid) Caroline Jones: ‘Bare Feet’ — I want to grow tall and strong like a tree / Touch the sky with my roots so deep

I’m in my bare feet
Cause I want to feel the world’s heartbeat
I want to grow tall and strong like a tree
Touch the sky with my roots so deep

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(video) Sam Robson: ‘Earth Song’ – Michael Jackson Cover – SOLO MULTI-VOICE! — What about sunrise? What about rain? What about all the things that you said We were to gain? What about killing fields? Is there a time? What about all the things That you said were yours and mine? Did you ever stop to notice All the blood we’ve shed before? Did you ever stop to notice This crying Earth, these weeping shores? What have we done to the world? Look what we’ve done What about all the peace That you pledge your only son? What about flowering fields? Is there a time? What about all the dreams That you said was yours and mine? Did you ever stop to notice All the children dead from war? Did you ever stop to notice This crying earth, these weeping shores?

Earth Song – Michael Jackson Cover!

Published on Jul 18, 2016

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Lyrics:
What about sunrise?
What about rain?
What about all the things that you said
We were to gain?
What about killing fields?
Is there a time?
What about all the things
That you said were yours and mine?
Did you ever stop to notice
All the blood we’ve shed before?
Did you ever stop to notice
This crying Earth, these weeping shores?

What have we done to the world?
Look what we’ve done
What about all the peace
That you pledge your only son?
What about flowering fields?
Is there a time?
What about all the dreams
That you said was yours and mine?
Did you ever stop to notice
All the children dead from war?
Did you ever stop to notice
This crying earth, these weeping shores?

I used to dream
I used to glance beyond the stars
Now I don’t know where we are
Although I know we’ve drifted far

Awestruck girl in Redwood forest photo: ‘Amongst Giants’ — Glorious!!!

Though these young Redwoods are not at all close to being the largest, this fantastic photo helps viewers experience the awe of what it’s really like to experience this. The little girl looking up with arms over her heart makes it. [The heart is more than a pump].

For maximum experience, click on this image to see the large, detailed one, and click the full-screen arrows. The image opens to wider than a 21.5″ iMac when the browser is fully expanded.

Surprisingly, these Redwoods are in Australia, as the story below explains.

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California dreaming: the redwoods of the Otway Ranges

This isn’t the coast of northern California. It is the Otway Ranges in western Victoria, thousands of kilometres from the redwoods’ natural home.

Hidden down an old unsealed logging road near Beech Forest, not a lot is known about the Aire Valley redwoods.

Planted as a softwood logging experiment in the 1930s, their initial growth was slow but eventually, they started to shoot upwards at a rapid rate. The trees were never cut down and have now grown to a height of about 60 metres [197 feet].

Forestry expert Roger Smith, who has written a book on the Otways redwoods, thinks they could grow to almost twice that height in the next 70 years.

That would make them some of the tallest trees in the world. “Hyperion”, a redwood in northern California, holds the title of the tallest tree in the world at 115 metres [377 feet].

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Jane Kelynack

Amongst Giants

Giant Californian Redwood forest in the Otways. So small and so big.

Amongst Giants

(music video) Kenny Loggins: Outside From The Redwoods – ‘Danny’s Song’

Years ago, I enjoyed this concert on DVD very much, and just now got it out to have another look.

Even though these are young Redwoods, this must be a great setting for a concert in which love is showcased — to actually be there — and be able to look straight up — can’t be fully captured in 2D!!!

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 Kenny Loggins: Outside From The Redwoods

(audio) Kenny Loggins: ‘Conviction of the Heart’ – Outside From the Redwoods

After Kenny sang this at the PAC in Anchorage, Alaska, I stood to show my appreciation. I was surprised when no one else joined me, since to me, this is such a great song — my favorite by  Kenny.

To me, this song is about attitude, when we stand up for what really is right.

Great lines:

How long must we wait to change
This world bound in chains that we live in
To know what it is to forgive,
And be forgiven?

Do you care enough
To talk with Conviction of the Heart?

‘ONE!’

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Live, Outside from the Redwoods version:

Studio version:

(video) Young Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest – New Zealand!

The Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest

 

(2 min video) Magnificent Giant Tree: Sequoia in a Snowstorm | National Geographic

Magnificent Giant Tree: Sequoia in a Snowstorm | National Geographic

 

(video) David Milarch at TEDx: Replanting Redwoods!!!

The man who planted trees – pay it forward to the year 4012: David Milarch at TEDxSanJoseCA