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Forest Digest – Week of April 11, 2016

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April 15th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

How are NASA researchers changing the way we understand forest development? Find out in this week’s Forest Digest, giving you the latest forest news. Fascinating research describes how different species of trees exchange carbon via a vast fungi web and explain how climate change is threatening even the microbes in our soil.
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5 Wildlife Species That Need Forests and Earth

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April 14th, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments

Meet the wildlife that is most threatened by forest loss. These species depend on forests for every part of their existence, and protecting forests is the best way to ensure their survival. From cute and cuddly to bumpy and lumpy, these animals need forest restoration in order to survive.
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The Important Relationship between Forests and Earth

April 12th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Why is soil such a valuable resource? Healthy soil is essential to a forest ecosystem and to growing agricultural products. Without responsible land-use practices, the world may run out of healthy soil and be unable to grow food or support forested land. Find out how forests improve the world’s soil health!
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Forest Digest – Week of April 04, 2016

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April 8th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Find out how the future of wildfire mitigation may rest on fire resistant fungi spores. Also, in this week’s forest-related news, biodiversity loss has been linked to increased risk of wildfires and an adorable baby bear was rescued from a fire in Florida.
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Big Tree Madness 2016: And the Winner Is…

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April 7th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Who took home the title of Ultimate Big Tree Madness Champion? A massive white basswood from Missouri won the final face-off with its majestic height and breathtaking blooms. Check out all the details of the winner, peruse the full bracket and view pictures of the champion!
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