56 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

    • Science
    • 4.9 • 648 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

    Mastodon! (Osage Orange)

    Mastodon! (Osage Orange)

    What do you do when the way of life that you evolved over millions of years was rendered useless in the blink of an eye? Something very similar to that happened to the Osage-orange (Maclura pomifera) at the end of the Pleistocene epoch, and it wasn't alone. 

    Completely Arbortrary is produced by Alex Crowson and Casey Clapp

    Artwork - Jillian Barthold

    Music - Aves & The Mini Vandals

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Elven Beauty (European Beech)

    Elven Beauty (European Beech)

    Has the European beech (Fagus sylvatica) been man's best friend since time-immemorial, or has it just been doing it best to impress the whole time? This week we discuss the complex history of the European beech, but the jury is still out if it's a natural history or unnatural.

    Completely Arbortrary is produced by Alex Crowson and Casey Clapp

    Artwork - Jillian Barthold

    Music - Aves & The Mini Vandals

    Find Additional Reading at arbortrarypod.com

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Trees Become Alligators (Japanese Black Pine)

    Trees Become Alligators (Japanese Black Pine)

    The King of Bonsai, this week we're welcoming the new Unseason of Completely Arbortrary with a discussion of the Japanese black pine (Pinus thunbergii). This tree has been cultivated for thousands of years as bonsai trees, and this week we chat about what Casey and Alex think of these trees and the art form they helped create.

    Completely Arbortrary is produced by Alex Crowson and Casey Clapp

    Artwork - Jillian Barthold

    Music - Aves & The Mini Vandals

    Find Additional Reading at arbortrarypod.com

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    • 1 hr 22 min
    BONUS EPISODE - We Three Drinks (Coffee, Hops, & Grapes)

    BONUS EPISODE - We Three Drinks (Coffee, Hops, & Grapes)

    Enjoy this BONUS EPISODE from our Patreon as a palette cleanser to this season of food trees, in which we discuss three drinks from non-tree plants; coffee, hops, and grapes.

    Completely Arbortrary is produced by Alex Crowson and Casey Clapp

    Artwork - Jillian Barthold

    Music - Aves & The Mini Vandals

    Find Additional Reading at arbortrarypod.com

    Join the Cone of the Month Club patreon.com/arbortrarypod

    Follow our Instagram @arbortrarypod


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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Food of the Gods (Cacao)

    Food of the Gods (Cacao)

    In our annual finally, we talk about the amazing cacao tree (Theobroma cacao). We discuss the sordid history of this funny little fruit, and we end the season with a deep dive into the real costs of our eating culture. As a palette cleanser, we play a new game! Then we discuss the future of Completely Arbortrary...

    Completely Arbortrary is produced by Alex Crowson and Casey Clapp

    Artwork - Jillian Barthold

    Music - Aves & The Mini Vandals

    Find Additional Reading at arbortrarypod.com

    Join the Cone of the Month Club patreon.com/arbortrarypod

    Follow our Instagram @arbortrarypod


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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Luxuriance of Funguous Flesh (Meyer Lemon)

    Luxuriance of Funguous Flesh (Meyer Lemon)

    The Meyer lemon (Citrus x meyeri), named after the tiger-fighting plant explorer Frank Meyer is this week's subject, but they go way further back than that. This sour fruit tree was traded to all corners of the world and cultivated for thousands of years before, and even to this day it can be a life saver...

    Completely Arbortrary is produced by Alex Crowson and Casey Clapp

    Artwork - Jillian Barthold

    Music - Aves & The Mini Vandals

    Find additional reading at arbortrarypod.com

    Join the Cone of the Month Club patreon.com/arbortrarypod

    Follow our Instagram @arbortrarypod


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    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
648 Ratings

648 Ratings

strongasanoak09 ,

Amazing podcast!

Love your podcast especially while I’m doing everyday things! You guys are awesome!

HBXCS ,

A fun year

Two holiday seasons in a row, this podcast kept me awake and laughing on the cross-country drive to see my family. I have so loved the journey (ha!) from day 1 to now and I can’t wait to see what 2022 holds for the pod!

marketpop ,

Finally

Congratulations Casey and Alex! Looking forward to the next year of CA. ❤️

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