Find out the latest in forest news in this week’s Forest Digest!
- A California Startup Is Using Ashes to Protect Forests — Smithsonian Magazine
Looking for a more natural form of burial for the future? A new start-up is accepting reservations to have remains scattered throughout a redwood forest.
- Spread by Trade and Climate, Bugs Butcher America’s Forests — ABC News
With the help of climate change, drought-stricken forests and global trade, invasive pests are wreaking havoc on, and taking claim as one of the greatest threats to, biodiversity and the health of our forests in the U.S.
- Real or fake: What Christmas tree is best for the planet? — CNN
Christmas trees are a nostalgic tradition for many during the holiday season, but how does this tradition impact our environment? Learn how both real and artificial trees affect our planet.
- Wind turbines disguised as trees and producing electricity from low wind speed are coming to the US — Electrek.co
Combining wind-powered energy with an aesthetically pleasing design, a French company has designed an artificial tree with wind turbines for leaves, and they are now testing the market here in the U.S.