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The Good, Besides the Bad and the Ugly

by American Forests
Butterfly on a flower

David May, Communications Intern

Part 2 of the 3-part series Insects and Our Forests. Read part 1 here and part 3 here.

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 d... (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

Part 1 of the 3-part series Insects and Our Forests. Read part 2 here and part 3 here.

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,... (Read More)

Forest Digest – Week of June 22, 2015

by American Forests
Wildfire raging across a California forest

See Australia’s plans for Urban Forests and stay informed on California’s wildfires in this week’s Forest Digest!

Urban forest creation guide unveiled in Melbourne in bid to increase Australia’s green spaces – CBS Australia
Melbourne’s city council released a guide to urban forestry in Australia as part of a Victorian government-backed campaign to increase green spaces in c... (Read More)

Forest Digest — Week of June 15, 2015

by American Forests
US Forestry sign for San Bernardino National Park

Your latest Forest Digest, with everything from wildfires to woodpeckers!

West Coast Flies to the Rescue of East Coast Hemlock Forests — Entomology Today
A team of scientists hopes to combat the insect blight of the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid plaguing the hemlock forests of Appalachia by introducing a fly native to Washington state, with initial results looking positive. French... (Read More)

Forest Digest — Week of June 8, 2015

by American Forests
A spotted owl perched on a tree

It’s been a big week for forests both at home and abroad. Stay up-to-date with the latest Forest Digest!

Forests Win Big In Bonn Climate Breakthrough – The Huffington Post
In an unexpected display of international cooperation, representatives at the UN climates talks in Bonn agreed on a drafted proposal of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+), which will ... (Read More)