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Bi-Coastal Reforestation in Iceland

November 22nd, 2017|Tags: , |0 Comments

American Forests and Alcoa Foundation have partnered with the Icelandic Forestry Association, embarking on a three-year, 45,000 tree planting project that will occur in the eastern and southwest parts of Iceland, a country that has been 95 percent deforested since the 9th century.Read More

A New Take on an Urban Forest

Our partner LightStream recently reached 1,000 acres of trees planted. Find out what happened when we celebrated by bringing almost 200 trees, shrubs and plants to Times Square in New York City!Read More

Where the Wild Turkeys Are

November 20th, 2017|Tags: , |0 Comments

Wild turkeys can be found in every state except Alaska, have an omnivorous diet and prefer to live in mixed forest stands. Learn about the five subspecies of turkeys and the habitats they thrive in.Read More

Forest Digest: November 19, 2017

Urban trees may grow faster and have a shorter lifespan than their rural counterparts, nature may be more efficient at restoring lost forests than previously thought and a community rallies to replant trees cut down by vandals in this week’s Forest Digest.Read More

Thanksgiving Treets: Walnuts

November 17th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

For the last Thanksgiving Treet feature, feast on sweet potato walnut casserole, and learn about the walnut tree: it eliminates competition by releasing chemicals into the soil and legend says it was grown by Alexander the Great!Read More
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