Tag: Trees and Shrubs

In War for ‘Bloodwood’ Prized in China, Thai Rangers Fight Tree Poachers

Thai forest rangers and recruits in Ta Phraya National Park. Ben C. Solomon/The New York Times TA PHRAYA NATIONAL PARK, Thailand — The rangers walked for hours in almost complete silence through the dense Thai forest, never speaking above a whisper. Even in the early morning, the leaves were dripping with wet heat. The scout […]

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Oak Tree Given to Trump by French President Has Died, Official Says

It wasn’t long after the oak tree arrived on the South Lawn of the White House, a gift from a World War I battlefield in France, that it suddenly disappeared. The oak, which was supposed to be a symbol of a longstanding French-American alliance, had been placed in quarantine, because it was a living thing […]

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