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Why We No Longer Recommend a 40 Percent Urban Tree Canopy Goal

  • Tree Canopy

January 12th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

It's about time we answer one of our most frequently asked questions in regards to urban forestry. Discover what recent research and technology say regarding more updated recommendations and target goals for urban tree canopy and why American Forests no longer recommends the 40 percent rule.Read More

Why I’m Here: Capturing the Art of Conservation on Camera

January 11th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

With a camera always in hand, our new multimedia intern, Kate Kirlin, has a dream of using her love of photography and film to help educate and inspire others to care about and conserve the environment. Get to know her and her story on the blog!Read More

Obituary: The Iconic Pioneer Cabin Tree Has Toppled

  • A poor attempt at a tourist attraction back in the 1800'sPioneer Cabin Tree

January 10th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

One of the most famous trees in the United States has fallen. The sequoia known as the Pioneer Cabin Tree was famous for its tunnel large enough to drive a car through. The recent storm that hit California proved too much for this beloved tree, and it toppled on Sunday.Read More

Forest Digest — Week of January 2, 2017

  • Bristlecone pine

January 6th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

In this week's Forest Digest, discover why one of the planet's oldest tree species is in danger, learn how increasing sea level rise is creating "ghost forests," read about the controversial battle threatening the infamous Sherwood Forest and understand how disease-resistant ash trees are likely more vulnerable to pest attacks.Read More

Crown of the Continent: An Ecosystem in Peril, Thanks to Humans

  • Summit Lake
It's no secret that human activity can wreak havoc on fragile ecosystems. Learn how one of North America's most wildest places, known as the "Crown of the Continent," is falling victim to climate change, pests and disease, due to human intervention. Plus, find out what American Forests is doing to help.Read More
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