Author Archive: Loose Leaf Team


Forest Digest — Week of February 23, 2015

Cheers to surviving another week! Here is your reward: the latest Forest Digest. Report: Wildfire Reconstruction of West’s Riskiest Homes is $237B — Insurance Journal Wildfires are known to damage property and can be extremely dangerous during periods of drought, which much of the West has been experiencing over the past few years. A new […]

Forest Digest — Week of February 16, 2015

Hope everyone is surviving the brutal cold today! Why not read the hot-off-the-presses Forest Digest while you warm up? (Or at least try to!) Colombia seeks ‘environmental corridor’ across Andes, Amazon — Phys.org The president of Colombia recently proposed an “environmental corridor” linking the Andes Mountains, Amazon rainforest and Atlantic Ocean. In an attempt to […]

Forest Digest — Week of February 9, 2015

Get ready for some great stories in the latest Forest Digest! Long-term changes in dead wood reveal new forest dynamics — Phys.org Dead wood has been accumulating in many forests, and while it does provide vital habitat for many different species of birds and mammals, it also poses a risk by providing fuel for forest […]

TakePart to combat climate change

By Sydney Mucha, Communications Intern Two weeks ago, the Senate voted on the issue of climate change, determining that “it is real and not a hoax.” Yet, the chamber still wouldn’t admit that climate change is human caused. Soon after, President Obama announced his proposed FY2016 budget, and while gains were made in Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program […]

Forest Digest — Week of February 2, 2015

After an eventful week of celebrating wetlands and forest creatures, start the weekend with the most recent tree news in Forest Digest. Tree species influence boreal forest fire behavior and subsequent effects on climate — Phys.org According to a study by a UC—Irvine scientist, fires that burn black spruce, as species found in Canada and […]

Celebrating Banrock Station’s commitment to wetlands

By Sydney Mucha, Communications Intern Today is World Wetland Day, and though our friends at Banrock Station, an eco-wine company from Down Under, celebrated the occasion over 12 hours ago, we feel we should kick off our commemoration — and continue theirs — with a highlight of the work they’re doing to support wetlands. Since […]

Forest Digest — Week of January 26, 2015

Get ready to end this month in style! See what’s making tree headlines with the latest Forest Digest! “Melbourne’s trees bombarded with emailed love letters” — The Guardian If only trees could talk! Well, in Melbourne, Australia, they can email! As part of a community awareness initiative, the city assigned each of its 70,000 trees […]

Forest Digest — Week of January 19, 2015

Kick off the weekend right! Dive into the latest Forest Digest, and catch up on all your tree related news. “Warmer Temperatures May Cause Different Trees To Thrive In North American Forests” — Design Trend Researchers at the University of Minnesota, show that the boreal forests that line the U.S.–Canada border might see a shift […]

Forest Digest — Week of January 5, 2015

We’re kicking off the New Year right with our first Forest Digest of 2015! Here’s what’s been going on in the world of forests: “Pretty Tree Maps Showing the State of American Forests in 1884 “ — Slate Take a look at some great maps of American forests in 1884 courtesy of a forest census […]

Up close and personal: Tree climbing

By Lea Sloan, Vice President of Communications When I was invited to get a lesson in how to climb a tree with ropes by Peter and Patty Jenkins, husband and wife partners in Tree Climbers International (TCI), based in Atlanta, my adventurous side instantly said “YES!” But in the back of my mind I wondered […]