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Experience Autumn in the Rockies: Behold the Quaking Aspen

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May 19th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Learn the legendary secrets of the quaking aspen, whose breathtaking beauty has inspired authors, poets and photographers. The trees’ unique asexuality results in massive clones, one of which spans 107 acres and weighs 6,615 tons.
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Meet Our New Director of Corporate Giving

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May 17th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

After years of working for baseball teams and college athletics, Lindsey Heurter was inspired to join American Forests by her outdoor adventures in the western Michigan forests. Get to know a little bit about Lindsey.
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Forest Digest – Week of May 9, 2016

May 13th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

How will climate change impact wildfires? Find out in this week’s Forest Digest. Read about a satellite that will monitor the earth’s forests, the threat invasive species pose to forests and how MRI imaging can now be used on sick trees.
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Experience Autumn in the Rockies: Getting to Know the Majestic Elk

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Signifying one of the wildest places in the country, the majestic elk roam the Rockies. Here, their rare habitat allows them to traverse the mountainous terrain while humans observe from afar. Learn more about the magnificent elk and see them in person this autumn on American Forests’ trip to the Rockies.
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5 of the Most Famous Trees around the World

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These legendary trees have watched history pass by for thousands of years. From marking the burial ground of a pre-Roman era chief to sheltering Robin Hood in Sherwood Forest or being the only sign of life in the Sahara desert, here are the most fascinating trees in the world.
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