EWF Blog

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)

A winter showcase of trees

by Christopher Horn
Winter #1 by Anastasia Kimmett. Oil pastel and acrylic on paper.

Later this month, five artists will exhibit their tree-inspired works at Diehl Gallery in Jackson, Wyo., the popular travel destination located in the heart of the Greater Yellowstone Area.

“Winter Arboretum” features artists Jeri Eisenberg, Susan Goldsmith, Peter Hoffer, Anastasia Kimmett, and Richard Painter, whose works were inspired by the splendor of trees and how these artists have interpreted it. A portion of the proceeds fro... (Read More)

The ghost trees

by Susan Laszewski
Ghost trees — “skeletons” of whitebark pine

Ghosts! They seem to be everywhere this time of year. Not just in the haunted houses and twilit graveyards you would expect, but in the stores, the neighbor’s yard and even at the door asking for candy!

Well, ghosts can be found in forests too. Deep in the coldest, highest elevations of the northern Rocky Mountains, where the merciless alpine winds cause trees to grow twisted and gnarled in what are called “krummholz forests,” liv... (Read More)

Forest Digest — Week of October 6

by American Forests

Check out this week’s Forest Digest:

“California drought: Team climbs high to assess redwoods threat” — San Francisco Chronicle
Scientists study how this year’s record-setting drought in California has affected the state’s storied redwood forests. “Experts: Thinning Forests Could Help Increase Ground Water Supply” — CBS Sacramento
(Read More)