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Forest Digest: January 13, 2019

January 13th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Forest Digest|Tags: , |

Check out what’s happened this week in forest and environmental news!

Do the Western national forests need to be liabilities?Washington Examiner

National forests are valuable assets, but the cost of managing threats like wildfire, climate change and pests is causing speculation as to who should actually be responsible for caring for these forests.

Accepting Rejection: Why Don’t All City Residents Immediately Welcome Trees? – Medium

Sarah Anderson, American Forests’ Senior Manager, Tree Equity Programs, responds to the New York Times article “Free Trees? Many Detroit Residents Say No Thanks,” and how our organization is working to achieve Tree Equity.

These maps show you every tree in your cityFast Company

Instead of expensive and time-consuming human surveys, these maps are made by AI–and could help cities figure out where they most need to plant trees.

Arborists are bringing the “dinosaur of trees” back to lifeQuartz

Saplings from stumps of the world’s largest, strong and longest-lived trees are being cloned to create redwood “super groves,” a project that was previously thought impossible.

Once derided, ways of adapting to climate change are gaining steam – National Geographic

Recognition is spreading that communities need to build resilience to climatic and coastal threats even as the world seeks ways to curb emissions driving global warming.

January 13th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Forest Digest|Tags: , |