Check out this week’s Forest Digest:
- “California drought: Team climbs high to assess redwoods threat” — San Francisco Chronicle
Scientists study how this year’s record-setting drought in California has affected the state’s storied redwood forests.
- “Experts: Thinning Forests Could Help Increase Ground Water Supply” — CBS Sacramento
An experiment is underway in the Sierra Nevada mountain range to see if dense forestland — something that can increase the intensity of wildfires — also negatively impacts ground water levels.
- “Bark beetle research shows future evolution of Utah forests” — Standard Examiner
Researchers look at the effects of bark beetles on Utah’s pine trees — and their prognosis for a future shaped by climate change.
- “Industrial engineer quits job to plant mini-forests everywhere” — Tree Hugger
An inspiring story about Shubhendu Sharma, a former industrial engineer who quit his job to plant mini forests of native trees through his business, Afforrestt.