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Forest Digest — Week of July 11, 2016

  • Rainforest

July 15th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Over the past 300 years, scientists have discovered nearly 12,000 tree species in the Amazon. In other forest headlines this week, drought has created devastating outbreaks of forest-destroying gypsy moths and an Indian State planted 50 million trees in 24 hours, a new Guinness World Record.
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Tips for Staying Connected to Nature in a Busy World

  • Running in forest

July 14th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Spending time in nature is essential to human well-being, yet everyday commitments often supersede spending as much time outdoors as we’d like. Here are some tips for staying connected to nature right in the midst of the daily pressures of a busy life.
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5 Must-See Locations in National Forests

  • Round Island Lighthouse

July 12th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

From glacial waterfalls to remote clifftop lookouts and herds of bighorn sheep, here are some of the most breathtaking locations in national forests, offering much more to explore than a walk in the woods alone.Read More

Forest Digest — Week of July 4, 2016

  • Foggy forest

July 8th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Get up to date with the latest in forest news. This week, Forest Digest highlights some alarming news about ocean forest die off and critically endangered wildlife, but also offers some hope about understanding forest fires and carbon sequestration. Read More

Tips to Establishing a Forest-Friendly Garden

  • Backyard garden

July 7th, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments

Unify a love for forests and for outdoor gardening by learning to plant under the shade of tree cover. This getting started guide will help you begin planting a garden in your forested backyard.Read More
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