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American Forests Partners with Verizon, NFL to Make Super Bowl 50 “Green”

  • Chip's Fire Restoration
This Super Bowl, Verizon is partnering with us to plant a forest the size of Levi’s Stadium in Lassen National Forest, and the NFL will add an extra 7,500 trees to the area. Our partnership will restore threatened wildlife habitat and affect the watershed of the Sacramento River and San Francisco Bay Delta.
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Forest Digest – Week of January 11, 2016

  • winter forest

January 15th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

In this week’s Forest Digest, find out why olive trees are in crisis, why urban forests are an often overlooked aspect of fighting climate change and how forests survive harsh winters. Also, read a fascinating analogous story on the role vines play in tropical forests.
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And the award goes to…Best Trees in Film History

  • Pocohontas

January 14th, 2016|0 Comments

What tree would you nominate for “Best Action Performance,” “Best Actress” or “Best Horror Scene?” Find out what we consider the best trees in cinematic history to be, in honor of our partnership with the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
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Restoring the Longleaf Pine on Tyndall Air Force Base

Tyndall Air Force base in Panama City just got a major upgrade. As part of our American ReLeaf program, we’ve planted 68,000 longleaf pines across 100 acres of the base. This restored area can be habitat for gopher tortoises, Bachmann’s sparrows and 27 other endangered species.
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Forest Digest – Week of January 4, 2016

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January 8th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

How can forests help you achieve your New Year’s resolutions? Find out in this week’s Forest Digest! Also, read about why tree conservation and forest preservation aren’t necessarily synonymous, how 2015 was the most expensive wildfire season in history and how tropical forests are storing less greenhouse gases than we previously thought.
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