Stories about Forests

April 12, 2019

Racing to Save the Last American Gopher Wood Trees

A dedicated team of scientists from the Atlanta Botanical Garden and local volunteers in the Florida Panhandle is racing to save the 750 or so “gopher wood” trees that remain in the U.S. According to Earther, religious scholars have long searched for the...

April 4, 2019

One Tall Thing: Tallest Tropical Tree Found In Borneo

National Geographic broke the story yesterday that a team of researchers from the U.K. this week found the world’s first 100-meter tall tropical tree in the forests of Sabah, a Malaysian state on the island of Borneo.  To put it in perspective, if this tree was...

March 27, 2019

One Spring Thing: Peduncle Elongation In DC!

We had so many chuckles yesterday — with Senator Lee and his GND posters, not to mention all the hilarious responses — but this tweet humorously reminded us to look up, and stop and see the cherry trees. Nothing means spring in DC like these delicate pink...

March 13, 2019

Forests are becoming slow to recover after wildfires

Wildfires across the Western United States have been made more intense and more frequent due to climate change and now a team of researchers from the University of Montana, the University of Colorado and the U.S. Forest Service have found evidence suggesting that...

March 1, 2019

These Beetles Have No Fans

Don’t be fooled by its beautiful green coat, the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a menace that is wiping out ash trees in thirty-five states one way or another.   The Washington Post reported that  “Loggers in snowy forests are cutting down ash trees like...

February 28, 2019

Your TP may be causing the destruction of Canada’s forests

Toilet paper is an everyday item but also an afterthought for most of us. We have our preferred brand, buy it when we’re out and that’s really about it. But a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Stand.earth called “The Issue...

February 19, 2019

Fighting climate change with trees

Many nations around the world (and multilateral organizations as well) have committed to planting millions of trees to help combat climate change. It makes sense, trees naturally sequester carbon and are still the best “technology” available to suck carbon...

January 25, 2019

California’s newest giant redwood preserve

While most tourists seeking redwoods in California may automatically opt for Muir Woods National Park (the park receives over 1.1 million visitors each year!) they will soon have another spectacular option to visit once the Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve opens to...