Forest Files January 2012
IN THIS ISSUE
Forests for Fifty
For the first time in our 136-year history, we’re completing projects in all 50 states as part of one campaign: “Forests for Fifty.” From restoring threatened ecosystems, like whitebark pine and longleaf pine, to protecting wildlife habitat to supporting urban forests, we’re planting trees across the country.
Resolutions to Protect Our Trees
Happy 2012! Looking for some easy-to-complete resolutions for the new year? Look no further! We have some simple ways you can help protect and restore our forests and trees — from helping plant forests to caring for the trees in your backyard.
A Healthy Walk in the Woods
Ever wander through a forest and emerge feeling refreshed and rejuvenated? Turns out, you’re not alone, as scientists are discovering that forests have restorative properties — from lowering blood pressure to strengthening immune systems.
When Wolves Come to Town
Wolves save trees. At least, that’s what’s happening in Yellowstone. According to a new study, since their reintroduction to the park more than 15 years ago, more trees, more songbirds and more aquatic creatures are making the park home.
STANDING TALL: Traversing Alaska for Big Trees
Planes, trains and automobiles … and boats … and snowshoes:
“With very few roads, travel to big-tree nomination sites often involves lengthy drives, with travel necessary by boat and plane as well. … An adventure? You bet.”
~Don Bertolette, Alaska big tree coordinator