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The Official Blog of American Forests


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

Thanksgiving Treets: Pecans

November 16th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

While you enjoy this recipe for chocolate pecan pie, learn about the pecan tree, how it can live for centuries, was grown by Thomas Jefferson at Monticello and is not technically a true nut!Read More

Thanksgiving Treets: Pears

November 15th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

Time for another Thanksgiving Treet! While you enjoy this recipe of pears poached in spiced red wine, learn about their millennia-old history of cultivation, different varieties and why they’re called a false fruit!Read More

Thanksgiving Treets: Almonds

November 14th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

For this Thanksgiving Treets post, learn about the history and context of the almond tree, and enjoy this simple recipe for pan-roasted green beans sprinkled with almonds to give it just a little bit of crunch!Read More
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