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American Forests & the Alcoa Foundation Partner in 2016 to Plant 470,000 Trees

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More than 1 million trees have been planted in partnership with the Alcoa Foundation, on track to reach a goal of 10 million trees by 2020! Find out how American Forests and Alcoa have restored forests across the United States, Spain, Brazil, China and Canada.
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7 Must-Visit Waterfalls across the U.S.

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April 28th, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments

There’s nothing more beautiful than a waterfall rushing out of a forested mountainside. This collection of seven breathtaking waterfalls from across the United States symbolizes the important relationship of forests and water, and are must-see destinations for your next getaway.
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The Important Relationship between Forests and Water

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April 26th, 2016|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Find out how forests act as water storage and filtration devices for nature, and why they are so essential to life on earth. The need for clean water goes beyond just human survival—it is essential for wildlife and all the ecosystems on earth.
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Forest Digest – Week of April 18, 2016

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April 22nd, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Why do we need forests? This week’s Forest Digest aims to answer that question with the latest news on the importance of protecting our forests. New research indicates that even the moss on urban trees and certain superfoods are important contributors to higher air quality.
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The Best Way to Celebrate Earth Day in 10 U.S. Cities

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April 21st, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

On the Eve of Earth Day, here is a comprehensive list of how to celebrate the natural world in ten major cities across the U.S. Wherever you live, there’s an exciting way to show your appreciation for the environment and enthusiasm for protecting forests!
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