Find out the latest in forest news in this week’s Forest Digest!
- The importance of urban forests: why money really does grow on trees — The Guardian
Despite the benefits trees provide, such as cleaning our air, lowering stress levels and reducing flood risks, they are constantly cut down to make room for urban development. This article looks at how the UN’s new urban agenda should help protect city trees.
- 7 superlatively spooky forests — MotherNatureNetwork.com
With Halloween on the horizon and spooky stories filling the airways, take a look at some of the spookiest —and supposedly haunted — forests around the world.
- Climate Change Blamed for Half of Increased Forest Fire Danger — New York Times
A new study published Monday by scientists at the University of Idaho and Columbia University reveals that more than half of the “dryness of Western forests,” as well as the lengthened fire seasons, since 1979 can be attributed to human-caused climate change.
- Here’s when the beautiful fall colors on trees will peak in your area — Business Insider
This article includes a map that will help you identify peak fall color in each region across the United States.