Find out the latest in forest news in this week’s Forest Digest!
- How do palm trees survive hurricanes? — Treehugger.com
With Hurricane Matthew looming as it reaches the eastern coast of the United States, this article takes a look at how the trees who stand in its wake — palm trees — withstand the wind and trauma brought on by hurricanes.
- The World’s Tallest Trees and Beyond… Things to See and Do in Redwood National and State Parks — Huffington Post
Although an incredible site to see in itself, the world’s tallest trees in Redwood National and State Parks are not the only attraction to the forest wonderland on California’s coast. Find out a number of things to do when visiting this magnificent destination.
- As cities get warmer, their trees lose some of their ability to take carbon out of the atmosphere — LA Times
While trees in our cities provide a myriad of benefits to residents, they are currently taking a toll as scientists have discovered that urban warming has accounted for a 12-percent loss in carbon sequestration by city trees.
- The subtle communication skills of trees — Washington Post
The book “The Hidden Life of Trees” by author Peter Wohlleben takes a deep dive into the “wood wide web” through which trees communicate, feel and help each other.