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100 Atypical Arboreal Adaptations

Remote Control Christmas Trees and Mountain Forest Lodgings

— May 1, 2012 — Eco
These atypical arboreal adaptations reveal a widespread preoccupation with forestry. Both tall and miniscule timber structures have been held sacred by nature conservationists who wish to preserve their beauty. Several green varieties have also been known to survive for hundreds of years, attaching a wealth of significant history to timber configurations.

Environmental enthusiasts have heralded the historical value of shrubs, brandishing them as meaningful aspects of life. This keen interest has spurred the playful development of remote control Christmas trees and mountain forest lodgings. Eco citizens are becoming increasingly interested in such products, which somehow manage to merge the outdoors with a contemporary feel, lending slices of modern architecture and design to an ancient phenomenon.

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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
100
Tree-Tracking Chips
Tree-Tracking Chips
The Green Action Institute is Preventing Deforestation with RFIDs
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99
Camera Christmas Trees
Camera Christmas Trees
Borrow Lenses' Tree is a Must-See for Camera Fanatics
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98
Remote Control Christmas Trees
Remote Control Christmas Trees
The Switch-a-Tree App Allows You to Decorate Through Your Phone
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97
Chopstick Tree Art
Chopstick Tree Art
China Environmental Protection Foundation Wants to Cut Down Chopstick Waste
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96
Branching Yard Tools
Branching Yard Tools
The Reverse for Rebirth Rake is a Poetic Creation
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95
Human-Tangled Trees
Human-Tangled Trees
'Xylem' by Angelo Musco Show Humankind's Deep Connection with the Planet
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94
Trim Tree Tapes
Trim Tree Tapes
The Nitipak Samsen 'BuyProduct' Measuring Tape Calculates CO2 Absorption
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93
Crisply Contrasting Prints
Crisply Contrasting Prints
This Yan Nascimbene Artwork is Well Composed and Serene
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92
Theosophic Tree Planting
Theosophic Tree Planting
108,000 Saplings are Planted at the Sacred Garden of Lumbini
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91
Customizable Street Lamps
Customizable Street Lamps
This Branch City Lighting Sheds Light in Various Directions
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90
Nature-Infused Cuisine
Nature-Infused Cuisine
Afire Mini Grilling Planks Adds the Taste of Nature to BBQ
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89
Car Tire Shrubs
Car Tire Shrubs
Rubbertree by Marc ter Horst Shows the Need to Preserve Forests
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88
Enchanting Arborial Creations
Enchanting Arborial Creations
'Blue Trees' by Konstantin Dimopoulos Advocates Awareness
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87
Glowing Filtration Trees
Glowing Filtration Trees
These SHIFTboston Treepods Help Reduce CO2 Emissions
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86
Bombed Branch Implants
Bombed Branch Implants
Guerrilla Grafters Illegally Integrate Fruits Into Public Ornamental Trees
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85
Toy Brick Trees
Toy Brick Trees
The LEGO Christmas Tree Uses Over 600,000 LEGO Pieces
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84
Futuristic Forrestry
Futuristic Forrestry
The 'New Silver' Exhibit by David Zink Yi Replaces Green with Silver
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83
$2 Million Christmas Trees
$2 Million Christmas Trees
The Ginza Tanaka Jewelry Store Shows Truly Opulent Holiday Decor
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82
Deforestation Comparison Ads
Deforestation Comparison Ads
The Greenpeace Australia Ad Spurs Many Flames
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81
Plant-Like Female Photography
Plant-Like Female Photography
The Peter Sebastian 'Roots' Photo Series Merges Women with Trees
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80
Celeb Twitter Trees
Celeb Twitter Trees
The Twitter Infographic Celebrates 100 Million More New Accounts
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79
Nature-Infused Denim
Nature-Infused Denim
The Mother Denim 'Landscape' Jeans are a Work of Art
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78
Forest Furnishings
Forest Furnishings
The Brench Bench Wins the Design Platform Limburg Prize
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77
Chocolate Christmas Trees
Chocolate Christmas Trees
The 30-Foot Edible Tanenbaum for Charity by Patrick Roger
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76
Winding Woods Walkways
Winding Woods Walkways
A Path in the Forest by Tetsuo Kondo Architects Envelops You in Trees
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75
Nature-Inspired Street Signs
Nature-Inspired Street Signs
The Buro North Wayfinding Project Wins AGDA Distinction Award
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74
Sleek Sustainable Holidecor
Sleek Sustainable Holidecor
Break from the Past with Sleek and Sustainable Christmas Trees
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73
Salvaged Treasured Trees
Salvaged Treasured Trees
Dennis Lin Preserves Nature for Everyone to See with No. 1-60
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72
Cutaway Leaf Campaigns
Cutaway Leaf Campaigns
The Sa Acao Solidarity Movement Ads Feature the Art of Lorenzo Duran
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71
Displaced Timberland Photos
Displaced Timberland Photos
The 'Transplanting Reality; Transforming' Nature Series is Reminiscent
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70
LED Garden Installations
LED Garden Installations
Cooper Lighting Brightens the Night
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69
Salvaged Christmas Tree Sleds
Salvaged Christmas Tree Sleds
These Upcycled Sleds by Tom Hatfield are a Handmade "Treet"
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68
Seasonal Hybrid Confections
Seasonal Hybrid Confections
The Christmas Cookie Tree Kit by Wilton Makes for a Fulfilling Gift
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67
Tragically Funny Hanging Trees
Tragically Funny Hanging Trees
Atypyk Burned Forest Air Freshener Smells Like Burned Forest
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66
Tree-Covered Cabinets
Tree-Covered Cabinets
The Morro from Jory Brigham is Retro and Green
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65
Industrial Urban Arboretums
Industrial Urban Arboretums
Pini @ Pigneto by GOMMAdesign is a Self-Sustaining Plaza
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64
Circular Core Covenants
Circular Core Covenants
F Residence by Edward Suzuki Makes the Terrace the Heart of the Home
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63
Wooden Waffle Playgrounds
Wooden Waffle Playgrounds
The Modern Teak Swing by 'Design Within Reach'
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62
Post-Traumatic Tree Disorders
Post-Traumatic Tree Disorders
Colleen Mullins Captures New Orleans' Green Disasters
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61
Seasonal Steepable Spruces
Seasonal Steepable Spruces
The Mint 'Christmas Tea' Infuses Your Hot Beverage with Festivity
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60
Full-Scale Solar Trees
Full-Scale Solar Trees
Electree City Combines Nature and Technology for an Eco Urban Fixture
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59
Tree Trunk Cutlery
Tree Trunk Cutlery
Tibits Vegetarian Restaurant Ads Use Giant Forks to Make Their Point
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58
Literal Green Holidecor
Literal Green Holidecor
The Christmas Tree by Jolanta Šmidtienė is Made of Plastic
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57
4-In-1 Storage Trees
4-In-1 Storage Trees
A Creative Hallstand by Oliver Tilbury Keeps Things Organized
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56
Depressed Tree Art
Depressed Tree Art
Steven Burke Paints a Sad Face on the Forest in 'Poor Little Trees'
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55
Technicolored Tree Installations
Technicolored Tree Installations
The 'Dyed in the Wool' Art Piece is a Fairy's Paradise
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54
Blissful Branching Seats
Blissful Branching Seats
The Ashes to Ashes Chair is Inspired by the Ash Tree
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53
Tree-Pillared Homes
Tree-Pillared Homes
The R-House by Budi Pradono is an Arboreal Haven
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52
Shimmering Christmas Trees
Shimmering Christmas Trees
Ring in the Festive Season with the USB Fibre Optic Christmas Tree
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51
Splendid Seasonal Spruces
Splendid Seasonal Spruces
The Mason Jar Snow Globes from Anthropologie are a Blast From the Past
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50
Tree Bark Shingles
Tree Bark Shingles
Old Fashioned Rooftops Made of Scrap Wood Make a Comeback
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49
Naturally Enclosed Sculptures
Naturally Enclosed Sculptures
Guiseppe Penone Creates Art Within Tree Trunks
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48
Geeky Birdhouses
Geeky Birdhouses
The NirdHaus Shop Lets Even Birds Nerd Out
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47
Forest Canopy Eateries
Forest Canopy Eateries
Koichi Takada Architects' TREE Restaurant is Like the Hometree in 'Avatar'
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46
Expansive Rooftop Gardens
Expansive Rooftop Gardens
Wassim Melki Hopes Plans to Create Beirut Wonder Forest
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45
Eco-Friendly Tannenbaums
Eco-Friendly Tannenbaums
The Plastic Bottle Christmas Tree Promotes Recycling
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44
Rustic Bridge Cabins
Rustic Bridge Cabins
Bridge House in Nova Scotia Uses the Natural Landscape as Its Starting Point
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43
Fascinating Forest Artistry
Fascinating Forest Artistry
Land Art by Sylvian Meyer are Creations Like You've Never Seen
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42
Solarific Streetlights
Solarific Streetlights
Vinaccia Integral Design's Solar Trees Offer Eco-Friendly Illuminatio
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41
Tree-Mounted Urinals
Tree-Mounted Urinals
The 'P-Tree' by Sam van Veluw Makes Public Peeing Hygienic
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40
Canned Christmas Trees
Canned Christmas Trees
The Mountain Dew Tree is Illuminatingly Festive
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39
Resplendent Tree Retreats
Resplendent Tree Retreats
The Crystal Treehouse by David Rasmussen is an Idyllic Forest Escape
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38
Sprawling Resort-Style Abodes
Sprawling Resort-Style Abodes
Oz Residence by Swatt Miers Architects is an Idyllic Cali Mansion
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37
Organic Lumber Lodgings
Organic Lumber Lodgings
Trunk House by Paul Morgan Architects is Assembled from Trees On-Site
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36
Tri-Planter Perches
Tri-Planter Perches
The Wave Double Bench Contains Nature for Structural Support
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35
Underground Tropical Gardens
Underground Tropical Gardens
The O2 Restaurant by Garduno Architects is Otherworldly
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34
Indoor Garden Exhibits
Indoor Garden Exhibits
The Openhouse Gallery is a Pop-Up Park
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33
Topless Timberland Houses
Topless Timberland Houses
The 'Treeless Treehouse' by Jeff Casper is Imaginative
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32
Tree-Clad Beach Abodes
Tree-Clad Beach Abodes
'Under Pohutukawa' is Embraced by the Bush that Surrounds
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31
Two-Wheeled Tanenbaums
Two-Wheeled Tanenbaums
Sydney's 'Tree-Cycle' is Made Up of Over 100 Recycled Bicycles
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30
Avian Relaxation Pods
Avian Relaxation Pods
The Cacoon is a Combination Tent-Hammock Inspired by the Weaver Bird
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29
Tubular Sakura Tree Sculptures
Tubular Sakura Tree Sculptures
Tom Price Re-Imagines Pipes Into Beautiful Cherry Blossom Forests
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28
Ovular Arboreal Abodes
Ovular Arboreal Abodes
The Hemloft Treehouse is Egg-Shaped and Forest-bound
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27
Faux Forest Exhibits
Faux Forest Exhibits
The Wood Art Installation is Filled With Thought-Provoking Trees
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26
Tree Limb Art
Tree Limb Art
The Tall Joseph Wheelwright Giant Tree Sculptures
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25
Bark-Bending Installations
Bark-Bending Installations
'The Patient Gardener' is a Steadily Changing and Evolving Exhibition
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24
Ascending Planter Perches
Ascending Planter Perches
Talita Exterior Bench Welcomes Interaction with Walkers
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23
Indulgent Tree-Top Dining
Indulgent Tree-Top Dining
The 'Soneva Kiri Eco Resort' Serves Suspended Sustainability
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22
Arboreal Abodes
Arboreal Abodes
Whole Tree Architecture is Putting a Green Spin on Building Convention
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21
Tree Trunk Sculptures
Tree Trunk Sculptures
Tommy Craggs Turns Nature Into Eye Candy
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20
Arboreal Smartphone Docks
Arboreal Smartphone Docks
The Live Evergreen iPod Dock is Made Using Real Oak and Moss
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19
Arboreal Eco Lampposts
Arboreal Eco Lampposts
KiBiSi Street Lights Treat Urban Illuminators Like Trees
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18
Bonsai Treehouse Sculptures
Bonsai Treehouse Sculptures
Takanori Aiba Creates Intricate Mini Masterpieces
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17
Zen Garden Accessories
Zen Garden Accessories
The Sarah Hood Landscapes Collection Puts Peace in Your Hand
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16
Arboreal Jungle Gyms
Arboreal Jungle Gyms
Tezuka Architects Create ‘Ring Around a Tree' Playhouse
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15
Towering Solar Trees
Towering Solar Trees
Tourism London Unveils the World's Tallest Solar Tree
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14
Woodland Tables
Woodland Tables
The John Begin Resting Branches Collection is Haunting
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13
Marvelously Monstrous Street Art
Marvelously Monstrous Street Art
Filthy Luker Brings Eccentricity to Everyday Scenes
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12
Planter-Supported Seating
Planter-Supported Seating
Romeo & Juliet Bench Tells an Impossible Love Story Between Two Trees
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11
Eggy Treetecture
Eggy Treetecture
The Baumraum Treehouses are an Upgrade from Childhood
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10
Arboreal Tropical Villas
Arboreal Tropical Villas
The ‘Treehouse' by Van Der Miszewski Architects is Stunning
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9
Indoor Forest Homes
Indoor Forest Homes
The Elok House Holds an Eco Sanctuary Inside Its Walls
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8
Enrapturing Forest Residences
Enrapturing Forest Residences
Flowing Lake by David Vandervort Frames Modern Perspectives
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7
Tree-Lined Apartments
Tree-Lined Apartments
Tour Vegetale de Nantes Has an Organic Shape and Purpose
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6
Reclaimed Wood Residences
Reclaimed Wood Residences
Fallen Maples is a Fantastic Home Made from Fallen Trees
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5
Mountain Forest Lodgings
Mountain Forest Lodgings
The Treehouse-Style Ecotagnes in the Alps is a Snowy Paradise
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4
Hollow Treehouse Dwellings
Hollow Treehouse Dwellings
Nest by UID Architects is Open to the Forest Beneath It
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3
Tree Trunk Benches
Tree Trunk Benches
'Homage to the Elm Trees' by Lies-Marie Hoffmann is an Eco Art Reminder
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2
Treetop Mansions
Treetop Mansions
This Huge Structure is the World's Tallest Tree House
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1
DIY Christmas Trees
DIY Christmas Trees
Megan Reardon Shows You How to Make an Ornament Mobile Tree
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