- After 300 Years of Collecting, Nearly 12,000 Amazon Tree Species Are Found — New York Times
A new study reports that scientists have discovered 11,676 different tree species in the Amazon during research that has lasted more than 300 years, the first species being found in 1707 and the most recent in 2015.
- Gypsy Moths Are Destroying Forests as the Climate Dries — TakePart.com
Increased drought, impeding the spread of an essential fungus to control gypsy moth populations, has created conditions for the outbreak of the pests in the Northeastern U.S., destroying habitat for birds and wildlife.
- What Did You Do in the Last 24 Hours? This Indian State Set Out to Plant 50 Million Trees — OneGreenPlanet.org
On Monday, July 12, the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh set out to beat the Guinness World Records for planting the most trees in 24 hours, currently held by Pakistan for planting 847,275 in 2013.
- Tropical forests overexploited by unsustainable logging — Science Daily
A recent study has revealed that the hardwoods found in old-growth tropical forests, once logged, do not regrow to the levels needed for continued commercial use and are at risk of disappearing.
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Forest Digest — Week of July 11, 2016