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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

Winter Snow, Your Water and Trees: It’s More Complicated Than You Think

  • Snowpack. Credit: Chuck Fazio.

January 4th, 2017|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What do you need to know about snow? The relationship between forests and snowpack is intriguing and vital to our ecosystem. Understand what current studies are saying regarding forest management, watershed practices and the impact on wildlife.Read More

Home for the Holidays Initiative a Major Success

  • Winter Scene
With our Home for the Holidays initiative wrapped up, we are proud to say that it was a phenomenal success! Individual donations from people, like you, greatly exceeded our goals.Read More
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