16 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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    • 4.9 • 400 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

    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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    • 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
    The Perfect Flower (Southern Magnolia)

    The Perfect Flower (Southern Magnolia)

    It’s the end of our first season and, to celebrate, we’re talking about a blooming beauty with a perfect flower, the Southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora). Mr. Bean beetles, ancient sex organs, and one intelligent flower that knows how to get it done. Then we play a fun game about ancient Greek gods and answer a listener question. See you next season!

    Completely Arbortrary is produced by Alex Crowson and Casey Clapp
    Production Consultant - Oliviah Franke
    Artwork - Jillian Barthold
    Music - The Mini Vandals

    www.completelyarbortrary.com

    Follow our Instagram @arbortrarypod


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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Yee-Haw! (Ponderosa Pine)

    Yee-Haw! (Ponderosa Pine)

    This week we head out west and marvel at the orange-clad giants of the pine world, the ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa). We dive into one of the most interesting weather phenomena in the world, the rain shadow effect, and chat about how seemingly unrelated patterns of geology and weather change who grows where. Then, you guessed it, we ruminate on the nature of sasquatch.

    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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    • 53 min
    Liquid Sunshine (Sugar Maple)

    Liquid Sunshine (Sugar Maple)

    Welcome to Vermont, sugar! This week we're charging headlong into the snowy forests of the Northeast United States to tap one of the sweetest trees in the game, the Sugar Maple! Sap, syrup and sugar... this one goes out to the sweet tooths.

    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 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
400 Ratings

400 Ratings

Aimee Diep ,

Trees!

After listening to the Dendrology episode of Ologies, I fell down a tree rabbit hole. When Casey said on her follow up episode that this podcast was starting, I literally squealed in delight. This is just good, wholesome content. I honestly can’t get enough. There’s so much I never knew I needed to know about trees!

waldenfrau ,

Literally the best podcast ever made

Period.

StephanieHrbacek ,

All my favorite things!

Quirky dudes vamping about trees trees trees! Scientific knowledge along with “everyone’s” view of Earth’s most valuable family member 🌲💛 I laugh, I swoon, I can’t wait to hear which tree will be reviewed next week! Thank you so much, Casey & Alex!

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