My idea of a perfect spring afternoon involves going for a stroll in the park, setting up a blanket under a tree, and cracking open a book. Actually, most of my favorite activities involve being among trees, which makes a lot of sense — research suggests that spending time around trees does wonders for your mental health. When I considered this from my shady reading spot one day, it seemed only natural to launch an ode to trees on Apartment Therapy.


You can return to this page each day to read something new, from an explainer on wood species, to a love letter to leaf-pressing, to an eye-popping glimpse inside a real tree house. The stories we’re publishing this week will open your eyes to the way trees impact — and improve — your life at home. My hope is that scrolling through Tree Week will feel like the equivalent of plopping down under a big old tree to sit and savor the shade.


— Madeline Bilis, Deputy Lifestyle Director

These Are the Best Types of Wood for Furniture, Flooring, and CabinetsDesign Ideas
We're breaking down the differences between cedar, teak, cherry, and more.
This Dreamy 164-Square-Foot Treehouse Was Built Entirely by Hand for Only $15kTours
Though it's small, it's not lacking in comfort or style.
8 Treehouses to Rent for Your Next Weekend Getaway
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These unique properties make use of natural elements while providing spectacular views, fresh air, and a good night’s sleep.
May 27, 2022
5 Things You Should Know If You Want a Fruit Tree in Your YardPlants & Yard
Read this before buying (or planting!).
May 26, 2022
Two Creatives Personalized a Blank New Build With Marvelous Modern MillworkTours
Jeff and Emily Daws have combined their creative fields — textile design and woodworking — to create a one-of-a-kind home out of a blank slate new build.
May 25, 2022
6 Things You Should Really Ask Before Buying a Home on a Wooded LotReal Estate
Lots of trees in the yard? There are a few things to consider before putting in an offer.
May 25, 2022
Before and After: A $250 Coffee Table Project Brings the Outdoors In
HOME PROJECTS
DIYers Faith and Julia found this slab of wood on Facebook Marketplace.
May 25, 2022
The 6 Trees Real Estate Experts Say Add Curb Appeal to Your YardReal Estate
Everybody loves a good Japanese maple.
May 24, 2022
This Oakland Home Is an Homage to Beautiful, Natural WoodTours
This rental house that showcases the beauty of warm wood tones and terrific natural textures.
May 24, 2022
This Is Why Leaf-Pressing Belongs on Your Spring Bucket List Projects & Improvements
It's the perfect way to preserve the first blush of the season.
May 24, 2022