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Forest Digest – Week of March 7, 2016

March 11th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

A 140-million-year-old pine tree steals the show in this week’s Forest Digest. Read all the details on its discovery, along with how NASA plans to 3D map the world’s forests, how Indonesia can track forest carbon and how U.S. forests are struggling to survive drought and climate change.
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9 Animals That Use Forests as Camouflage

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March 10th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

It may take some time to pick these animals out of their surroundings. From a gecko that vanishes into tree bark to a mantis that looks like a dead leaf, these species have mastered the art of camouflage. Check out the full list and be on the lookout the next time you explore a forest.
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Big Tree Madness Back for Year Four by Popular Demand

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March 8th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

This year’s Big Tree Madness line up is tougher than ever! Check out the challengers who will compete for a TruPulse 360B laser from LaserTech, and get ready to start voting for your favorite tree!
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Forest Digest – Week of February 29, 2016

March 4th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Want to be kinder, happier and more creative? In this week’s Forest Digest, find out how interacting with nature can improve your body, mind and spirit. Also, read why mathematicians are creating “Cyber Forests,” how a rock band is making the music industry more environmentally friendly and why an artist is painting trees blue.
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Escape to Alaska: A Glass Train Ride through the Alaskan Wilderness

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March 3rd, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments

This summer, ride through Denali in a glass enclosed railroad car with 360-degree views of the landscape and wildlife. Embark on wilderness adventures and then return to relax in your lodge’s luxurious spa. This one-of-a kind Alaskan experience with American Forests will be the trip of a lifetime.
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