- Homeowners value property value boost brought about by city trees — Science Daily
The planting of public trees near residential areas will likely result in increased property value, but a new study now quantifies that residents are willing to pay $7 on average more per month for property taxes for those trees to be planted.
- New study shows logging, not fire, is degrading our national forests — Phys.org
A recent study analyzing the impacts of habitat degradation on spotted owls reveals that logging, as opposed to severe megafires is causing severe negative effects on spotted owl populations.
- Researchers Aim To Find Out How Much Stress Urban Trees Can Handle — wbur.org
While trees help humans reduce stress and, ultimately, are estimated to save about eight lives per year, this audio clip dives into discovering how much stress trees within our cities can actually handle.
- How farms can heal forests — or even make them — Grist.org
This article looks at how agroforestry – or producing food or crops in forests while maintain the health of the forest – could actually help our declining forests rebound.
August 19, 2016
Forest Digest — Week of August 15, 2016