Forests
Fighting climate change with trees

Fighting climate change with trees

A new analysis presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science even concluded that replenishing the world’s forests on a grand scale would suck enough carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to cancel out a decade of human emissions–a stance that, while intriguing, doesn’t yet have broad consensus (we’ll keep you posted if consensus builds).

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18 million trees died in California raising concern for upcoming fire season

18 million trees died in California raising concern for upcoming fire season

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service released data this week from its latest federal tree mortality count which found that an estimated 18 million trees have died in California wildlands and private property in the past year, many of them victims of recent droughts and bark beetle infestations.

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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 the public in 2021. The redwood forest had been under the protection of the Richardson family for […]

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Trump Quietly Orders More Logging On Federal Lands

Trump Quietly Orders More Logging On Federal Lands

President Trump issued an Executive Order late last year directing the Secretaries of Agriculture and Interior to increase logging on lands under their agencies’ control by 31% above levels of timber harvest in 2017.  The Washington Post reported that the President had been itching to sign this Order — he wanted to do it during his trip to California in mid-November, an inside source told The Post, but it wasn’t ready for his signature.  The order only became public earlier this week. 

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Bioengineering may save America’s forests

Bioengineering may save America’s forests

Scientific American recently reported that U.S. forests are among the most vulnerable in the world to predators and disease, according to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. The report also explained that biotechnology has the potential to be a part of the solution in protecting forest trees against destructive pest and disease outbreaks,

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One cool thing: oak seedlings for Sonoma

One cool thing: oak seedlings for Sonoma

My (Miro’s) hometown of Sonoma, CA is known for its majestic oak trees as much as it is known for its vineyards yet sadly many of the beautiful oaks burned in the 2017 wildfires, leaving behind sad graveyards where they once stood. Recently a Sonoma County nonprofit, Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation, has been distributing hundreds of […]

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