Festival of The Trees #22 – Festival das Árvores nº 22
Our first bilingual edition — the first of many, we hope — is up at the Brazilian blog Árvores Vivas em Nossas Vidas. Those of us who can only read English may have had to wait an extra day (due to technical difficulties, not to Dave procrastinating, we swear!), but that’s O.K. It’s only fitting that Portuguese should have pride-of-place around here. Name another country more closely associated with trees and forests than the one that contains the bulk of the Amazon rainforest, which despite the depredations of cattle ranchers and soybean farmers, is still by far the largest and most biodiverse rainforest ecosystem in the world. (True, Lebanon actually has a tree on its flag… and if and when a Lebanese blogger volunteers to host an Arabic-English edition of the festival, we’ll say flattering things about his/her country, too.)
At any rate, Juliana put a lot of extra time and effort into assembling this edition, so please pay her a visit, and link from your own blog, as well.