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“You’ll be my arms, I’ll be your eyes”: A Story of Two Disabled Men Who’ve Planted More Than 10,000 Trees

  • Hand holding tree

January 19th, 2017|0 Comments

In the face of challenging disabilities, Jia Haixia and Jia Wenqi, two childhood friends, work together to plant trees to help improve air-quality in their polluted home in China. Read the incredible and inspiring story of their passion and the responsibility they feel to help protect our environment.Read More

Zinke Confirmation Hearing and What It Means for Our Forests

  • Yosemite National Park

January 18th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

We are working with our champions on the Hill to fully vet the cabinet picks that have direct influence over the state of our forests. Learn what the confirmation of Secretary of the Interior nominee, Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT), could mean for our forests.Read More

How to Eat Sustainably in Winter

  • Vegetables

January 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Knowing what is locally grown and sustainable can be confusing, but don’t worry: your winter diet doesn’t have to be boring! In this guide, learn how you can find your local farmer’s market, choose seasonal vegetables and discover new recipes! Read More

Forest Digest — Week of January 9, 2017

  • Amazon

January 13th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

In this week's Forest Digest, read about new studies on trees in fire-prone regions, learn how one of the country's most famous trees toppled, discover how researchers now believe Amazonia may have remained forested during the ice age and explore the idea of genetically modified trees as a solution to fighting climate change.Read More

Why We No Longer Recommend a 40 Percent Urban Tree Canopy Goal

  • Tree Canopy

January 12th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

It's about time we answer one of our most frequently asked questions in regards to urban forestry. Discover what recent research and technology say regarding more updated recommendations and target goals for urban tree canopy and why American Forests no longer recommends the 40 percent rule.Read More
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