- Oldest Tree In The U.K. Is Changing Its Sex, And Scientists Are Shocked — Huffington Post
After what has thought to have been a nearly 5,000 year life, a tree in in Perthshire, Scotland has a new trick up its trunk and is beginning to sprout berries.
- Conservation groups describe devastation caused by wildfires — USA Today
In a Senate Agriculture hearing on Thursday, witnesses from a variety of conservation organizations testified to the extreme devastation caused by wildfires, not just for the 9.4 million acres, but much more.
- Deep In The Amazon, An Unseen Battle Over The Most Valuable Trees — NPR
A group of rubber tappers find themselves on the front lines of the war against illegal logging in the Amazon rain forest.
- California Seeks Federal Aid as Bark Beetles Destroy Trees — New York Times
With the continuation of the four-year drought in California, trees have become devastatingly vulnerable to the threat of bark beetles, causing Governor Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency.
November 6, 2015
Forest Digest – Week of November 2, 2015