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The Official Blog of American Forests


Hurricanes and Trees: It’s Complicated

The relationship between trees and storms is a complicated one, but research shows the life-, infrastructure-, and economy-saving importance of cities investing adequately in an urban forestry program. Read More

The Science Behind Fall Foliage

October 2nd, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

Why do a tree’s leaves change color? Learn why autumn’s signature feature comes about, and appreciate the sights of a gorgeous tree a little bit more this fall.Read More

Forest Digest: Week of September 25, 2017

In this week’s forest digest, scientists solve the mystery of the North American Oak, Brazil scraps a plan to mine in a rainforest reserve, and The Nature Conservancy works to increase knowledge of the health benefits of urban trees!Read More

The Tunes of Trees

September 28th, 2017|Tags: , |0 Comments

Next time you step outside, pause before you put in your headphones. Listening to nature for just seven minutes can make you healthier, happier and more relaxed. That podcast you’ve been itching to hear can surely wait that long.Read More

Forest Digest: Week of September 18, 2017

This week in forest news, a recent study reports that forests may help protect the continents from cyclonic storms, a connection between community forestry and a decline in rainforest loss is studied, and, sadly, the tallest tree in south Florida fell during Hurricane Irma.Read More
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