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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

Completely Arbortrary Casey Clapp & Alex Crowson

    • Science
    • 4.9 • 567 Ratings

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

    F.L.C.T. (Green Ash)

    F.L.C.T. (Green Ash)

    This week we are closing out our Winter ‘21 Collection with the green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica). Though an immensely popular ornamental and street tree, this tree is a huge component of our forest ecosystems, and the invasion of an insect killing them off has had interesting waves throughout the forest. We talk ecosystem ramifying this week and discuss how little, seemingly innocuous, unconnected events can ripple through the forest ecosystem.

    Completely Arbortrary is produced by Alex Crowson and Casey Clapp

    Artwork - Jillian Barthold 

    Music - Aves & The Mini Vandals

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Wilsonville Bee Kill (Littleleaf Linden)

    Wilsonville Bee Kill (Littleleaf Linden)

    This week we review the littleleaf linden (Tilia cordata), a European forest dweller with a heart of gold. We discuss how its generosity is a double-edged sword, and how the delicate web of its ecosystem was abused by humans at the cost of 50,000 precious lives.

    Completely Arbortrary is produced by Alex Crowson and Casey Clapp

    Artwork - Jillian Barthold 

    Music - Aves & The Mini Vandals

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    • 57 min
    The Widowmaker (Coulter Pine)

    The Widowmaker (Coulter Pine)

    The tree that’ll kill you back, the Coulter pine (Pinus coulteri) is our topic this week, and we bring in special guest Tobin Mitnik, a Jew who loves trees, to get his hot take on this giant coned conifer.

    Completely Arbortrary is produced by Alex Crowson and Casey Clapp

    Artwork - Jillian Barthold 

    Music - Aves & The Mini Vandals

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Old, But Still Lit (Bristlecone Pine)

    Old, But Still Lit (Bristlecone Pine)

    A god of a tree, blessed with near immortality, this week we discuss the bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva), who from its high mountain home has diligently recorded a ring every year for millennia.

    Completely Arbortrary is produced by Alex Crowson and Casey Clapp

    Artwork - Jillian Barthold

    Music - Aves & The Mini Vandals

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Return of the King (American Chestnut)

    The Return of the King (American Chestnut)

    A true tale of love and loss, the American chestnut (Castanea dentata) is this week’s subject and we discuss its renown, majesty, and stature, and ultimately its untimely demise. 



    Completely Arbortrary is produced by Alex Crowson and Casey Clapp

    Artwork - Jillian Barthold 

    Music - Aves & The Mini Vandals

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Milkshake Analogy (Western Red Cedar)

    The Milkshake Analogy (Western Red Cedar)

    The western redcedar and all its glory today, along with our first interview (!) with Sam Stewart, a guitar craftsman and musician who tells us all ‘bout how wood is used in guitars.

    Completely Arbortrary is produced by Alex Crowson and Casey Clapp

    Artwork - Jillian Barthold 

    Music - Aves & The Mini Vandals

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    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
567 Ratings

567 Ratings

cowboyplanet ,

"oh lord"

Worth it just to hear Alex learn the dark secret of figs

wskloost ,

Top notch

Great host dynamics. High quality producing. Fascinating information. What’s not to love? 5 stars, or more like a perfect 10 golden cones of honor/ honour.

allthenicknamesaretsken981 ,

Making me a tree nerd

Love this podcast and now I’m really annoying to go on walks with because I need to stop and look at all the trees.

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