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Busy Bees

November 29th, 2017|Tags: , |0 Comments

Honeybees have developed a unique way to communicate a flower’s location to the rest of the hive: through dance! Bees communicate by “waggle dancing,” and the steps are surprisingly intricate!Read More

Support American Forests This #GivingTuesday

November 28th, 2017|0 Comments

From now until December 31, every donation to American Forests will be matched dollar-for-dollar! Help us restore forests and all the benefits they bring — by donating now your gift will go twice as far!Read More

Book Review: “And Again” by John Hirsch

November 27th, 2017|Tags: , |0 Comments

What does it mean to care for the land? Explore this question with photographer John Hirsch as he documents researchers continuing a 110-year tradition of caring for the renowned Harvard Forest.Read More

Forest Digest: November 26, 2017

The U.S. Forest Service looks into a virtual reality campaign, global cocoa producers pledge to increase sustainable production and logging threatens Tasmania’s migratory parrots, in this week’s Forest Digest.Read More

Bi-Coastal Reforestation in Iceland

November 22nd, 2017|Tags: , |0 Comments

American Forests and Alcoa Foundation have partnered with the Icelandic Forestry Association, embarking on a three-year, 45,000 tree planting project that will occur in the eastern and southwest parts of Iceland, a country that has been 95 percent deforested since the 9th century.Read More
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