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Forests are a vital part of the climate solution

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September 24th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Climate|Tags: , , |

Will increases in northern boreal forest growth be enough to result in a net cooling? Scientists are hopeful that as tropical areas continue to be deforested — leading to global warming, soil degradation and reduced productivity — boreal forest growth may be enough to counteract the effects.
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How large does the blue spruce grow?

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September 4th, 2014|Categories: Big Trees, Blog|Tags: , |

Blue spruce trees flourish in southwestern Colorado, where a champion tree hunter team found two giant blue spruce trees that qualified to be registered as co-champions. The tallest known blue spruce tree in the world was discovered, reaching an astounding 178 feet into the sky.
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History of the Longleaf Pine

December 4th, 2013|Categories: AF News, Blog|Tags: , , , |

The longleaf pine has had a rich and dramatic history, from being the muse of John Muir to providing naval supplies for the British Navy. Now, few longleaf pine forests remain, and of those, only .1 percent are old-growth. Will restoration efforts save them?
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A Golden Design

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September 30th, 2013|Categories: Blog, Wildlife|Tags: , , , |

The golden lion tamarin is the most beloved animal of Brazil — it even poses on their currency. Nevertheless, deforestation has destroyed much of the tamarin’s habitat and subsequently, the tamarin itself is threatened. To protect this beautiful animal, American Forests has planted three separate locations of key habitat in the region.
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Conifers Under Threat

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July 5th, 2013|Categories: Blog, Climate|Tags: , , , |

Imagine a world without the majestic conifers that are the cornerstone of many habitat ecosystems in the U.S. A recent alarming assessment has found that without restoration efforts, this threat may very well become a reality. Over a third of coniferous trees are threatened with extinction.
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