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Remembering Fallen Champion Trees

  • Pacific madrone
Champion big trees can be thought of as the mascots of forests! Their magnificent beauty is powerful, but they are still susceptible to pests and extreme weather. In this post, learn about some of the recently fallen champions and the causes of their demise. Read More

Why I’m Here: A Young Documentarian’s Story

  • Sydney Straschnov

November 15th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

From a young age, caring for our planet and inspiring others to do so has been a passion for Sydney Straschnov. Learn more about our new communications and media intern, Sydney, and what led her to aspire to film and photograph our planet in a way that inspires other to protect it.Read More

Forest Digest — Week of November 7, 2016

  • Beyond

November 11th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

In this week’s Forest Digest, wonder at ancient trees and starry skies, keep up to date with the progress of the United Nations’ COP 22, listen to forests-qua-music in a modern composer’s take on nature and read about the latest groundbreaking technologies being used in conservation.Read More

Flood Waters Rising Part 2: The Solution

November 10th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Tree-planting is increasingly being turned to as a technique for large scale flood control. In part two of our two-part series, we cover how it's in the best interests for both farmers and conservationists to invest themselves in problem-solving planting: it is healthy for the environment, humans and your pocket-book.Read More

Flood Waters Rising Part 1: The Problem

  • Memphis flood 2011

November 9th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

So-called “hundred year floods” are happening every other decade and costing the United States billions of dollars. Why is this happening? In part one of this two-part series, read about the human impact behind the destruction caused by the Mississippi River.Read More
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