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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

  • forest

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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Go Green: 2016 Green New Year’s Resolutions

  • Recycling

January 7th, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments

Include a green element in your New Year’s resolutions, with these suggestions from our Facebook friends. From recycling to diversifying landscaping and planting more trees, there are plenty of forest-friendly goals to choose from this year!
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