Festival of the Trees reminder

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A visitor to Alan Seeger Natural Area, a small old-growth forest near State College, Pennsylvania

No shirt, no shoes, no problem. No link: problem! You only have one more week to write a blog post in time to get it included in the first-ever Festival of the Trees. What are you waiting for?

True, I haven’t bestirred myself to do a tree post so far this month, either. But I did just set up a coordinating blog for the festival, so cut me some slack, O.K.?

What is a blog carnival? It’s just a fancy name for a periodic collection of links to recent blog posts about a given topic — in this case, all things arboreal. (See here for more information on what we’re looking for.) Usually, the host invents some sort of theme or narrative to connect the links and make things more entertaining: see the invertebrate carnival Circus of the Spineless or the birds and birding carnival I and the Bird for some good examples. But that’s my problem, this month. What I need from y’all are links.

Most people submit links to their own blog posts, but some exceptionally kind and generous people like to help out by sending links to other blogs and websites, too. Send anything that you think might fit to me: bontasaurus (at) yahoo (dot) com, with “Festival of the Trees” in the subject line. For this initial installment of the carnival, I’ll probably allow posts prior to June 2006, as well.

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