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

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  • What We Can Learn from TreesNational Geographic
    Every tree tells a story. They inspire us, comfort us and remind us how life moves on. Read about the rich histories and profound impacts of unique trees all around the globe.
  • Get Out of Here: Scientists Examine the Benefits of Forests, Birdsong and Running WaterThe New York Times
    Read this review of Florence Williams’ latest release, “The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative,” where she argues that we suffer from an “epidemic dislocation from the outdoors.” Learn how spending time in nature can positively impact both our mental and physical health.
  • Study finds secret to diverse forests’ super success —
    New research shows why diverse forests are successful. Thanks to their natural varying growth forms and ability to modify their shape to fit the available space, multiple species are able to fill in vertical gaps with branches and leaves. This maximizes their combined ability to soak up the sun falling on a particular plot of land and turn it into tree-absorbing, planet-warming carbon dioxide and producing wood in the process.
  • Complete Guide to
    The incredibly varied landscape of Yosemite National Park offers plenty of gorgeous views and exciting recreational activities for all of its visitors to enjoy! Discover the well-loved national park in this complete guide to Yosemite and learn what it has to offer.