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The Official Blog of American Forests


Slow, but Steady

Recently, 30 gopher tortoises were released into a managed preservation in South Carolina, through collaboration between American Forests and a variety of local partners. The 5-year project has a planting goal of 95,000 longleaf pines, and the tortoises will eventually be released into a permanent habitat at the site of a planting.Read More

Forest Digest: October 22, 2017

October 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Find out the latest in forest news in this week's Forest Digest!

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Forest Digest: Week of October 2, 2017

In this week’s Forest Digest, managing the habitat of the spotted owl can be much healthier for the trees, tropical forests are emitting more carbon dioxide than previously thought, and scientists study the factors surrounding the death of redwoods.Read More

Hurricanes and Trees: It’s Complicated

The relationship between trees and storms is a complicated one, but research shows the life-, infrastructure-, and economy-saving importance of cities investing adequately in an urban forestry program. Read More

The Science Behind Fall Foliage

October 2nd, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

Why do a tree’s leaves change color? Learn why autumn’s signature feature comes about, and appreciate the sights of a gorgeous tree a little bit more this fall.Read More
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