California Trees Had an Awful 2015

Now that we are in the last week of December, we cannot help but reflect on the year we have had and the state of the world around us and if our recent blog posts are any indication, it has been a rough year. Unfortunately, we have some more tragic news to report concerning California’s… Read more »

Climate Change Is Killing off Christmas Trees

Whenever you look at up recent news on trees, the world slaps you with a slew of depressing tidbits. There are trees dying because of the drought in California and given the season, it seems that Christmas trees are particularly affected. This year, they are smaller and scarcer due to the lack of rain. This… Read more »

California’s Trees Are Dying

Alright, can we give California a break? Already experiencing one of the worst droughts in its history, now California is facing another threat: the slow elimination of its trees. We touched on the plight of California’s trees in a previous blog post, how the drought is putting their lives in danger, shattering the aesthetics of… Read more »

The Magic of Recreational Tree Climbing

In previous Cold Stream Farm blog posts, we have discussed the joyous experience that is climbing a tree. There’s just something about putting your hands on bark and looking up, knowing that your future is as bright as the sky above. It removes us from the daily grind and puts us in a place of… Read more »

Taking Care of Your Trees in Winter

Taking proper care of your trees is important throughout the entire year, but some special attention needs to be paid throughout the winter season. Depending on where you live, winter weather can be extremely tough on trees, especially young plants that are still growing. Take a look at the following steps to learn how to… Read more »

Trees Are Dying in California

It would be an understatement to say that it has been a rough few years for trees in America. In California alone, around 15 million trees have perished due to droughts and wild fires. It’s almost as if someone in the mob put a hit out on them! Of course, California has a lot of… Read more »

Removing Trees Because of California’s Drought

The drought situation in California is a tragedy that is affecting every fiber of society from top to bottom, but what isn’t discussed that much is the effect the drought is having on California’s trees. Take Orange County’s Newport Beach, for example. The city has had to increase its tree budget by $400,000 to remove… Read more »

What to Do with Your Damaged Trees

Over the past few weeks, America has seen its fair share of weather events, whether flash floods, tornadoes, or hurricanes. When something like that happens, it is a guarantee that trees will be damaged. If you’re someone who has a lot of trees on their property, this can be a serious problem. Daunting, as you… Read more »

Adults Can Still Climb Trees

Sometimes we miss being children. Scratch that – we miss being children all the time. That time of innocence and fun when we didn’t have to worry about paying pills or getting sad because we watched the news. When all we needed for a good time was a backyard and the imagination. For some of… Read more »

Planting Trees Helps the Poor

At Cold Stream Farm, we believe in fostering the growth of the environment, taking care of the world around us. One way to do this is to plant trees. There are many benefits to planting trees, many of which we’ve covered in the blog, but one benefit we haven’t touched upon is how the planting… Read more »

Planting Coconut Trees in Hawaii

If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, you’ve certainly read about Monsanto, the agrochemical company that is being exposed for the PCB pollution and toxic waste it has dumped all over the earth. Rightfully so, there have been numerous lawsuits that are ongoing or have been settled out of court. Instead of lawsuits,… Read more »

Trees Are Doing Their Part to Save the World

Private gardeners may purchase and plant a tree for shade or as a perfect place to build a tree fort or hang a tire swing, which is wonderful. The more trees the better, whatever the reason. However, there are quite a few more reasons to add trees to your backyard. Trees are doing their part… Read more »