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Forest Digest — Week of December 12, 2016

  • Wildfire

December 16th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

In this week's Forest Digest, learn how our warming climate is raising tree lines, discover how landscapers are using trees in cities to block noise, understand how rampant building is fragmenting habitat for wildlife and read why one researcher believes there will be more wildfires devastating our Eastern forests.Read More

There’s a Reason the Grinch Is Green

  • Christmas tree

December 15th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

There’s a reason the Grinch is green: he is worried about the environment! With the holiday season comes a number of eco-conscious questions: A real tree or an artificial one? A paper card or an e-card? Check out some of the many environmental aspects to think about this holiday season.Read More

The Return of America’s Reindeer

  • Caribou

December 14th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Did you know that reindeer exist among us? Well, they used to. Now, only a few are left. Despite the fraction of a population that remains, learn how Native American tribes and conservation organizations are now battling for their return. Read More

Home for the Holidays: The Ocelot and the Lower Rio Grande Valley

  • Ocelot

December 13th, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments

The decline of the ocelot is tragic. With so much of their native habitat damaged by human encroachment, these beautiful big cats are now nearly extinct in North America. American Forests is dedicated to their protection, fighting for them with our Home for the Holidays initiative. Read More

Forest Digest — Week of December 5, 2016

  • Redwood forest

December 9th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

In this week's Forest Digest, discover a natural burial alternative gaining popularity, understand how invasive pests are destroying forests across the U.S., learn whether artificial or real Christmas trees have more of an impact on the environment and read about a wind-powered energy source that looks like a tree.Read More
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