Portland street trees
Portland street trees. Credit: City of Portland, Oregon Bureau of Environmental Services

Keeping a pulse on forest news around the world, it’s your weekly Forest Digest.

  • Regional haze and questionable efforts to save the forestsThe Jakarta Post
    As Indonesia’s dry season continues, many are worried that it will continue past August, thanks to an impending El Niño weather pattern. Forest fires are a huge problem, and there is little desire to repeat the pollution crisis of two years ago that resulted from forest fires.
  • How Trees Calm Us DownNew Yorker
    More evidence from a study published in the Scientific Report shows the connection between trees and better health. An additional 10 trees in an area corresponded to a one-percent increase in how healthy participants felt!