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The Official Blog of American Forests


Life Thrives in Death Valley

July 14th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

In the national park famed for arid conditions and absurdly high temperatures, you might assume Death Valley to be devoid of life. Quite the opposite, actually! Read more to discover how native flora and fauna defy all odds and not only survive, but thrive.Read More

Playing With Death

July 13th, 2017|0 Comments

As a fungal infection paves its way through thousands of ash trees in the U.K, iPhone users are fighting back. This app allows anyone and everyone to get involved in the science and innovation that might save the ash trees and miles of vital forest spaces.Read More

Nurse Logs: Healers of the Forest

July 12th, 2017|2 Comments

Talk about cooperation – read more to discover how nurse logs ensure life after death in their forest environments.Read More

Life Finds A Way

July 11th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

Scientists say we are in the middle of Earth’s sixth extinction event. Is the story over already? Read about two incredible survivors and how they beat the odds.Read More

Scenes of Senescence: Inside the Life and Death of a Tree

July 10th, 2017|1 Comment

Get the full story of the life and death of a tree from pollination to decay. It would take hundreds of years to watch it play out in real time, so read the short version here. We’ll walk you through the science, so relax, read and prepare to be amazed.Read More
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