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Forest Digest — Week of May 8, 2017

May 12th, 2017|Tags: |1 Comment

From new data-collecting Google Earth plugins to biodegradable burial pods, technology is truly changing our natural world. This week’s Forest Digest reveals a sneaky deforestation culprit, uncovers a major indicator of climate change in Alaska, and dives into the puzzling “tree plague” in Southern California. Who (or what) is responsible for all this? Read to find out!Read More

Book Review: “The Songs of Trees” by David G. Haskell

May 11th, 2017|0 Comments

American Forests' Lindsey Miller-Voss and Doyle Irvin review and discuss David G. Haskell's newest book, "The Songs of Trees," and get a sneak peak at the book with an excerpt. Read More

Real-life Inspirations for Fictional Places

May 10th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

Ever wonder where Steven King gets his ideas? Have you day-dreamed about riding a train to a magical boarding school? Check out these real-life inspirations for your favorite fictional places!Read More

The Original Ent: How J.R.R. Tolkien Became an Environmentalist

May 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Interested in how J.R.R. Tolkien became a world-famous environmentalist? Read the history behind The Lord of the Rings on Loose Leaf.Read More

5 Books That Will Immerse You in Nature

May 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Sometimes we don’t always have the opportunity to venture into nature, an activity that can recenter and restore us. In such cases, go for the next best option and pick up one of these books with vivid nature themes. Read More
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