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In Search of 141 Million Acres of Urban Forest

  • Tree-framed skyline

March 2nd, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

136 million acres. This number has been a common reference in urban forestry for a number of years. But, that number is believed to be increasing, possibly reaching 141 million acres. So, let's take a look at what this potential 141 million acres comprises.Read More

A Forest a Day…

  • Walking in a forest

March 1st, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

Humans have lived out in the natural environment for most of our long existence. Thus, the relatively recent switch (in the scheme of 5 million years!) to indoor living isn’t optimizing our bodies’ ability to thrive. Learn some of the ways in which, when you get out in a forest, you truly revitalize your mind and body.Read More

Forest Migration in the Face of Climate Change

February 28th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

Forests have been migrating and evolving throughout planet earth’s history. But with the looming threat of climate change, are forests being forced to migrate at too fast a rate? Learn what kind of dilemmas forest managers are facing as a result as we take a look at three iconic National Parks.Read More

Forest Digest — Week of February 20th, 2017

February 24th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

In this week's Forest Digest, discover new data that reveals more about the degradation of U.S. forests, read about a study that examines fire-resistant traits in trees, learn how droughts are putting forests around the globe in danger and explore a new bill that asks Maryland developers to plant an acre of forest for each one they clear. Read More

And the Award Goes to…Movies that Showcase Nature

  • Drive-in movie

February 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

With the 89th Academy Awards coming up on Sunday, February 26, we wanted to take a look at some award-winning films that do a phenomenal job of showcasing the beauty and power of nature. So, with a nod to this year’s Oscars, here are our Top 10 movies known for their portrayal of the great outdoors. Read More
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