Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! This week, each article corresponds to the element of water as part of our Earth Month campaign and why #WeNeedForests.
- 20 random reasons to really love trees — Treehugger.com
In honor of national Arbor Day, here’s a list of reasons trees are so awesome, including that they provide us with clean water!
- How Nature Can Help Provide a Much-Needed Solution for Dramatic Sea Level Rise — Ecowatch.com
As sea levels continue to rise, forests may play a big role in helping us adapt to and mitigate some of the effects of climate change that we can no longer avoid.
- Global warming to cut water yield from forests and grasslands — Summit Voice
As our climate continues to change, the relationship between forests and water will be drastically impacted, according to researchers from the U.S. Forest Service stating that it will reduce the amount of water produced by our forests.
- Trouble in Paradise: A Blight Threatens Key Hawaiian Tree — Environement360
A keystone species in Hawaii, the ‘ohi’a, which helps to maintain healthy watersheds, is being threatened by a fungal disease overtaking the forests.
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