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Forest Digest – Week of August 10, 2015


by American Forests

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 profits – Eco-Business
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Forest Digest – Week of July 20, 2015


by American Forests
Portland street trees

Keeping a pulse on forest news around the world, it’s your weekly Forest Digest.

Fire surprise: Insect-killed forests no more likely to burn – KTVZ
Another in a string of studies provides evidence that prior insect activity doesn’t affect wildfires, as was widely believed. The analysis covers 30 years of wildfire in Oregon and Washington State. Regional haze and questionable efforts to save the f... (Read More)



Forest Digest – Week of July 13, 2015


by American Forests

Stay in the know on our changing world with this week’s Forest Digest:

Losing green cover: India lost original forests 70 times Delhi’s area in 14 years – First Post
According to a recent report, between 1999 and 2013, India lost 15 percent of its total green cover, a total of 10.6 million hectares. Forests play a complex but crucial role in the climate change equation – Justmeans(Read More)




The Good, Besides the Bad and the Ugly


by American Forests
Butterfly on a flower

David May, Communications Intern

Part 2 in a 3-part series on Insects and Our Forests

For many of us, it is rare to think positively of insects. They typically cross our minds as a nuisance when we reach for something to swat them with, or with terror when we discover them somewhere they shouldn’t be. Especially in the context of forests, we tend to think of insects as dangerous pests, and sometimes rightl... (Read More)




The Mountain Pine Beetle’s March across Canada


by American Forests
A mountain pine beetle excavating a tunnel in a ponderosa pine

David May, Communications Intern

Since the ‘90s, the scenic views of North America’s lushest western forests have become more and more splattered with a palette of rust and dark grey. Once only patches amongst the vast swathes of evergreen, entire mountainsides now stand barren. This widespread problem has many culprits, but perhaps the most infamous among them is the mountain pine beetle.

Another Ecosystem Unba... (Read More)