19 episodes

Tree zealot Casey Clapp and tree agnostic Alex Crowson review and rate your favorite arboreal friends. A semi-educational, basically pleasant, and fully unnecessary romp through the annals of treedom. Follow us on Instagram @arbortrarypod Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/completely-arbortrary/support

Completely Arbortrary Casey Clapp & Alex Crowson

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Tree zealot Casey Clapp and tree agnostic Alex Crowson review and rate your favorite arboreal friends. A semi-educational, basically pleasant, and fully unnecessary romp through the annals of treedom. Follow us on Instagram @arbortrarypod Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/completely-arbortrary/support

    God's Wood (Cedar of Lebanon)

    God's Wood (Cedar of Lebanon)

    The tree that helped forge the civilizations of the Mediterranian, and maybe built the mythical Ark, this  week we head to the Mountains of Turkey and Lebanon to discuss the Cedar of Lebanon. Join us to hear about this true cedar and its outsized impact on our world.

    Completely Arbortrary is produced by Alex Crowson and Casey Clapp

    Production Consultant - Oliviah Franke
    Artwork - Jillian Barthold
    Music - The Mini Vandals

    Find additional reading at completelyarbortrary.com

    Follow our Instagram @arbortrarypod




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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Giravves (Umbrella Thorn)

    Giravves (Umbrella Thorn)

    Do giraffes make trees taller, or the trees make giraffes’ necks longer?  This week, we cover the iconic umbrella thorn tree (Vachellia tortilis) of the African savannahs and talk about how evolution may or may not work.

    Completely Arbortrary is produced by Alex Crowson and Casey Clapp
    Production Consultant - Oliviah Franke
    Artwork - Jillian Barthold
    Music - The Mini Vandals
    Find additional reading at completelyarbortrary.com
    Follow our Instagram @arbortrarypod

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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Faerie Talk (Common Hawthorn)

    Faerie Talk (Common Hawthorn)

    A portal to other worlds, the home of faeries, or the flower that sparks a little twinkle in your eye, the common hawthorn is a tree that is as understated as it is revered. This spring bloomer is planted all over the world as a street tree, and grows commonly in the forests and hedgerows of Europe and the UK. Ushering in the season of productivity and all the fun of warming weather, this is surely a tree that has earned its reputations and representations, for good or evil.
    Completely Arbortrary is produced by Alex Crowson and Casey Clapp
    Production Consultant - Oliviah Franke
    Artwork - Jillian Barthold
    Music - The Mini Vandals
    Find additional reading at completelyarbortrary.com
    Follow our Instagram @arbortrarypod

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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Painting With Nature (Japanese Cherry)

    Painting With Nature (Japanese Cherry)

    Kon'nichiwa! This week we jet over to Japan to discuss a gorgeous, renowned, and cultivated-like-heck tree, the Japanese cherry (Prunus serrulata). Dive deep into cultivar(ism) with us while we talk about Shinto, picnics, and painting with nature. As always, we finish the whole shebang with a listener question. 

    Completely Arbortrary is produced by Alex Crowson and Casey Clapp

    Production Consultant - Oliviah Franke
    Artwork - Jillian Barthold
    Music - The Mini Vandals

    Find additional reading at completelyarbortrary.com

    Follow our Instagram @arbortrarypod


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    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/completely-arbortrary/support

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Pehuén (Monkey Puzzle)

    Pehuén (Monkey Puzzle)

    The first episode of the Spring 2021 Collection: a Global Traverse.  This week we travel to the southern hemisphere to dive into what makes the monkey puzzle tree so dang interesting.  From ancient roots to endemic speciation, we chat about this relic from another time. Then we play a new game. Welcome back!

    Completely Arbortrary is produced by Alex Crowson and Casey Clapp

    Production Consultant - Oliviah Franke
    Artwork - Jillian Barthold
    Music - The Mini Vandals

    Find additional reading at completelyarbortrary.com

    Follow our Instagram @arbortrarypod


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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Completely Arbortrary: World Tour!

    Completely Arbortrary: World Tour!

    It's season 2 of Completely Arbortrary! They (Alex) said we couldn't make it! This season we're globetrotting to talk about a smattering of international trees. 

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    • 41 sec

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

ZoranaM ,

Yesss!

From laughing out loud to wanting to hug every freakin’ tree I see now, I thought I couldn’t love trees more! Cheers from the Blue Mountains, Australia. You’re in my ear on my weekly bush walks! Keep them coming! 💚💚💚

tasji ,

Please don’t stop x

I love this podcast so much. There are no other podcasts like this. I love hearing all about a kind of tree - can you do some Australian trees at all? Also can you do an episode on what study and experience you have undertaken in your field? I am looking into horticulture or arboriculture now, definitely encouraged by this podcast! Thank you so much!

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