Check out what’s happened this past week in forestry news!
DC to kick off federal census of its urban forest – SmartCitiesDrive
Washington D.C. will become the first city to fully fund a tree census. The motive behind this initiative is to help the city make better use of its natural resources and further increase the benefits gained from urban forests.
Baobab trees have more than 300 uses but they’re dying in Africa – The Conversation
Nine out of 13 of Africa’s largest and oldest Baobab trees have died in the last decade. Scientists speculate this is a result of climate change. These trees, which can be up to 2,500 years old, are environmentally and culturally important.
Can a whiskey save Washington’s only native oak tree species? – The New Food Economy
Native Garry Oaks are in danger of going extinct. However Garryana Whiskey is trying to prevent that. By replanting the same species it uses to make barrels, the company hopes to raise awareness for the Garry Oak and other trees like it.
Gardeners: Plant flowers to nourish bees, hummingbirds – The Register Guard
With bees becoming more and more threatened, gardeners should focus on plants that are pollinator friendly. A large variety of different flowering plants, including wildflowers and trees, is recommended.
Lawmakers advance climate programs, even Republicans – Climate Wire
Contrary to popular belief, climate change is not a partisan issue. With increases in environmental damage, Republican lawmakers are looking to mitigate climate change.