Get some perspective on what’s happening with our forests with this week’s Forest Digest.
- Prisoners Who Fight Wildfires in California: An Insider’s Look – The Marshall Project
A Q&A session examines what it’s like to be an inmate firefighter in California, and you might be surprised at what they say.
- Vacationing in the trees: How forests are helping to grow Michigan’s tourism economy – Model D Media
Forest-based attractions are building a large amount of year-round tourism revenue for places like Traverse City in Michigan, and its having a great effect on the town.
- Introducing ‘treeconomics’: how street trees can save our cities – The Guardian
Urban trees are the subject of rising debate in London, where no official body exists to govern their maintenance, and favor for their economic impact is growing.
- Researchers: Drought creating California ‘ghost forests’ – KCRA Sacremento
A new survey reveals drastic extent of damage to California’s forests, especially coniferous trees, due to the drought, with hopes that coming rain will help to curb it.