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Hurricanes and Forests: Impacts over the Past Two Decades

October 11th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Much of the southeastern United States is dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, but luckily the damage was not as extensive as once predicted. However, hurricanes can have devastating effects on forests — and they certainly have in many instances. Learn how specific hurricanes have damaged our forests over the past two decades, particularly for southeast. Read More

Forest Digest — Week of October 3, 2016

  • Redwood National Park. Credit: Max Forster.

October 7th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

In this week's Forest Digest, understand how palm trees survive natural disasters like hurricanes, discover exciting things to see and do in Redwood National and State Parks, learn how urban warming is impacting city trees' ability to store carbon and explore how trees communicate with each other.Read More

Best Fall Foliage Views in the U.S.: Northeast & Midwest

  • Lake of the Clouds

October 5th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

As we dive deeper into our tour of fall foliage across the United States, discover just what some of the best spots for fall foliage in the Northeast and Midwest region offer! Plus, we've got some great activities to do and destinations to hit along the way.Read More

Why I’m Here: A Passion for Protecting the Environment

  • Jack Thuon in Grindelwald, Switzerland.

October 4th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Sometimes, it takes an influential moment in life to make us change perspective. That's exactly what happened for Jack, our new Communications intern at American Forests. Learn what experience made Jack see forests in a new light and why he wants to devote his career to protecting them!Read More

Forest Digest — Week of September 26, 2016

  • Epping Forest

September 30th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

In this week's Forest Digest, discover how the disappearance of seed-dispersing wildlife is impacting forests' carbon storing abilities, learn how family-owned forests could be an untapped resource for combating climate change, explore some of the most "haunted" forests in the world and understand the relationship between a wasp and a fig tree through photography.Read More
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