Find out the latest in forest news in this week’s Forest Digest!
- Forest Conservation Has a New Poster Child: The Gopher Tortoise — TakePart.com
With the southeastern U.S.’s longleaf pine forests remaining under threat, the gopher tortoise stands as one of the most compelling reasons to restore them.
- Who Will Speak for Haiti’s Trees? — New York Times
Haiti’s once tree-covered landscape has seen unyielding challenges for decades. Discover some of the failures and successes of the last few decades in trying to restore forests across the Haiti.
- Your trees could be getting birds tipsy — Washington Post
Learn how birds may actually be getting “drunk” off the fruits of certain trees, like the red-orange berries of the mountain ash trees.
- Unforeseen Consequences: The Death of Trees — Truth-Out.org
As climate change continues to become an increasing threat, trees are continuing to die, which can have a wider-spread impact on people than many realize.