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Tree-SMART Trade: Combatting Invasive Species

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August 23rd, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments

As trade continues to increase in a globalized context, invasive species are now more of a threat than ever before. Find out how new policies are seeking to combat infestation by invasive species through both preventative and responsive measures.
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Forest Digest — Week of August 15, 2016

August 19th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

This week, find out how much more homeowners are willing to pay each month in property taxes in order to support public tree plantings. In other headlines, a new study reveals that logging is harming spotted owl populations more than wildfires and researchers discover the threshold of stress that city trees can withstand.
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American ReLeaf Highlight: Restoring Riverside Habitat at Skagit Wild and Scenic River, Wash.

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

The Skagit Wild and Scenic River provides essential habitat for all five species of Pacific salmon, has the largest population of overwintering bald eagles and is home to the elusive black swift. When deforestation threatened to destroy this incredible ecosystem, American Forests partnered to restore the critical riparian habitat.
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Forest Fossils: Exploring America’s Petrified Forests

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August 16th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Some of America’s most beautiful forests aren’t alive at all, but have been preserved for centuries as petrified wood. Breathtakingly beautiful, these forest fossils offer a peek into the history of life on earth. Be sure to add these three petrified forest locations to your next sightseeing road trip!
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Forest Digest — Week of August 8, 2016

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August 12th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

In this week’s forest-related news, discover new ways to go explore 10,000 acres of forest — without ever leaving New York City. Find out how premium avocado prices are driving deforestation in Mexico, how extinction is increasingly threatening hundreds of Asian species and how India’s forests are worth more than the GDP of Russia.
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