Category Archive: Global ReLeaf

Forest Digest – Week of August 31, 2015

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! Lots of Trees to Hug: Study Counts 3 Trillion Trees on Earth – New York Times A new study that was just released reveals that there are now more than three trillion trees growing on earth. While this is seven times more than […]

GR25: Planting for Eagles in 1998

Stars, stripes and bald eagles: few symbols are as ubiquitous and enmeshed with American culture as these three. Indeed, the American flag and the bald eagle alike have been idolized as symbols of bravery, courage, resilience and many other qualities that the U.S.A. prides and cherishes. The eagle has a widespread hold across the U.S., […]

Forest Digest – Week of August 24, 2015

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! Earth is on track to lose an India-sized chunk of its tropical forests by mid-century – Washington Post The Center for Global Development released a new report on Monday estimating that, by the year 2050, an area of forest cover the size of […]

Why I’m Here: The Impact of Increased Housing Development on Our Forests & Our Emotions

By Andrew Bell, Policy Intern As the fall semester policy intern, I think a fitting introduction would express how I arrived at this destination and how protecting and restoring American forests has become our shared mission. I was born and raised in northeastern West Virginia. The state is affectionately referred to as “Wild, Wonderful” and […]

The Mental Benefits Provided by Urban Forests

By Conrad Kabbaz, Policy Intern We all feel better after a walk in the park, but can trees really be key to our mental well-being? According to recent studies featured in the New York Times and The New Yorker, they might, improving our physical health as well. Promising Results This possibility piqued the interest of […]

Forest Digest – Week of August 17, 2015

Get some perspective on what’s happening with our forests with this week’s Forest Digest. Prisoners Who Fight Wildfires in California: An Insider’s Look – The Marshall Project A Q&A session examines what it’s like to be an inmate firefighter in California, and you might be surprised at what they say. Vacationing in the trees: How […]

This Is It! The Quest for a New Champion Sugar Pine

Finding a champion tree is certainly an adventure! So, we wanted to share this vivid account of the quest to find a sugar pine that is pending nomination as a champion, as told by Carl Casey, nominator of the current sugar pine co-champion.  I was pushing my way slowly through a dense thicket of small […]

GR25: Partying Like It’s 1999…And Saving Salmon

For today’s blog post, we’re gonna party like it’s 1999 with an unlikely hero (after all, you can still party like it’s 1999 if you don’t have legs!). Indeed, the star of today’s show is none other than the threatened salmon, and it has been quite a journey for the past several years! As with […]

Forest Digest – Week of August 10, 2015

This week’s forest digest has the trends for wildfires and China’s environmental future. How Megafires are Remaking American Forests – National Geographic As climate change worsens, fires of a scale never seen before are running rampant across the west, and forests are responding differently than before. APP takes big move to restore forests ahead of […]

How Wildfires Are Burning through the U.S. Forest Service Budget

By David May, Communications Intern A report released by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) earlier this month has revealed a stunning increase in wildfire suppression costs. This past year, more than half of the organization’s budget went to fire suppression, a first in USFS history and a stark comparison to the 16 percent of the […]