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Forest Digest – Week of January 18, 2016

January 22nd, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Need some encouraging news? This week’s Forest Digest headlines include five reasons to be optimistic about the future of forests and exciting results showing that protected areas of tropical forests are more effective at preserving biodiversity than previously thought.
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American Forests Named Official Green Partner of 22nd Annual SAG Awards

  • Scott Steen, Katie Lowes and Kathy Connell
In honor of the Screen Actors Guild Awards, American Forests will be planting a tree in Angeles National Forest for every guest in attendance. These trees will restore the important watershed of the Los Angeles River. Can’t attend the event? Find out how you can still make a difference!
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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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