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Meet Our New Manager of Urban Forest Programs

  • Joe Duckworth

February 23rd, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Concerned about the impacts that increasing urbanization and development would have on people’s connection to nature, Joe Duckworth chose to pursue a career in urban forestry. Get to know our new manager of urban forest programs, and read about his favorite stories from the field.
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Forest Digest – Week of February 15, 2016

  • Tree Canopy

February 19th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

How will wooden high-rises impact the future of our forests? Find out in this week’s Forest Digest, along with projections of what Colorado’s forests will look in 90 years and how forest-loss is creating refugees in Borneo.
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Escape to Alaska: Up Close & Personal with the Dall Sheep

  • Dall Sheep

February 18th, 2016|Tags: , , |0 Comments

While experiencing Denali this summer with American Forests, you’ll be up close and personal with the Dall sheep that roam the mountainsides. Get to know a bit about these unique animals, like why the sexes don’t interact except to mate and why the sheep are considered an indicator species by the National Park Service.
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How Trees React to Winter Extremes

February 16th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

What happens when trees get cold? Read about the dormancy cycle within forests, the physical changes that occur down to a cellular level and how in the extreme cold, trees exist in a state of suspended animation. The next time you’re in a forested winter wonderland, you’ll appreciate your winter coat all the more!
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Forest Digest – Week of February 8, 2016

  • florida champion tree

February 12th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

In honor of Valentine’s Day, watch this adorable love story starring trees. This week’s Forest Digest highlights the need to protect Florida’s champion trees and discusses the need for countries to start saying no to forest-damaging development projects.
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