Category Archive: Big Tree

“May the Forest Be with You” (And Why It Matters)

By Julie Yamamoto, Content Marketing Lead, PMP Communications, IBM Center for Applied Insights My husband recently gave me a t-shirt that says “May the forest be with you!” For any “Star Wars” fans out there, you probably know this is a spinoff of the famous greeting “may the force be with you” that Jedi knights […]

International Day of Forests 2016: The Importance of Forests and Water

By Austa Somvichian-Clausen, Communications Intern A holiday is a day of recognition, reverence and, of course, celebration. March 21 is the day for recognizing the importance of forests and all that they provide us with, from the clean air we breathe to the perspective we gain when standing next to a towering, ancient tree. The […]

Forest Digest – Week of March 14, 2016

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! Trees Deal With Climate Change Better Than Expected — New York Times A new study reveals a more hopeful perspective on how forests may be able to withstand rising temperatures more adeptly than previously thought, releasing only 5 percent more carbon dioxide than […]

The History behind D.C.’s Cherry Blossoms

By Austa Somvichian-Clausen, Communications Intern In anticipation of this year’s quickly approaching cherry blossom festival in our nation’s capital, Washington D.C., let’s take a look at a brief history of how these iconic trees made it here to the States and what we can expect from this year’s festival. Looking back in time at the […]

Impressive Green Roofs around the World

By Austa Somvichian-Clausen, Communications Intern A green roof — or living roof — can be defined as the roof of a building that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and a growing medium, planted over a waterproofing membrane. Green roofs have a number of benefits such as providing habitat for birds, absorbing airborne pollutants, […]

Forest Digest – Week of March 7, 2016

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! Fossil of oldest pine tree discovered — BBC Scientists believe they have discovered the fossil of a 140-million-year-old pine tree, the oldest currently known, in Nova Scotia, Canada. NASA to 3D map the world’s forests using space lasers — Grist Using satellites and […]

9 Animals That Use Forests as Camouflage

By Shandra Furtado, Communications Intern Forests provide habitats for 80 percent of land-dwelling animals! But, for some species, they provide more than just a home — they provide a means of camouflage, which is useful for all kinds of daily needs. Here are nine different species that are particularly cunning in the forest camo: 1. Uroplatus […]

Big Tree Madness Back for Year Four by Popular Demand

Are you ready to ruuuuuuummmmmbbbbllllleeee!? Big Tree Madness is back for its fourth year, and we couldn’t be more excited. Anticipation has been building all year, but in case you’re new to the series — or just need a little refresher — here’s a quick breakdown before the tournament begins. To sweeten the pot a bit this year, […]

Forest Digest – Week of February 29, 2016

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! How Nature Can Make You Kinder, Happier, and More Creative — Huffington Post This recent blog explains five different ways in which interacting with nature can help improve a person’s body, mind and spirit. Digital forest simulator predicts effects of climate on real […]

Escape to Alaska: A Glass Train Ride through the Alaskan Wilderness

By Shandra Furtado, Communications Intern This summer American Forests and its partners will be hosting a six-day Alaskan excursion in Denali National Park. The trip offers a great juxtaposition of adventurous and relaxing activities, from backcountry hikes to lounging in the lodge’s exclusive spa. Even the last day of the trip doesn’t denote the end […]