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The Healing Power of Trees

I’ve had the good fortune to live in a wide range of places: in the city, in the rainforest, in the desert, in a canyon, in the mountains, beside the ocean, and numerous other places. I learned a lot …

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10 Reasons to be Thankful for Forests

As you gather with family and friends to enjoy a hearty meal and a flurry of holiday events, your plans are probably focused inside -- seated around a table, in front of the television watching the bi…

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Chasing Carbon: Headed to Mexico with Scientist Dad

It's the end of the school year and I am about to lose my mind. Every day there is another Important Event that threatens to be forgotten but cannot be missed: baseball games, graduation ceremonies, p…

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Amazing Nature: Utah Aspen Grove Is 80,000 Years Old

In the Fishlake National Forest in Utah (pictured above), there is a colony of quaking aspen that is an estimated 80,000 years old, though no individual tree currently alive is anywhere near that age.…

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Is Your Relationship with Trees on the Rocks?

By Sarene Marshall, The Nature Conservancy Given my work for a global conservation organization and my residence in a neighborhood filled with massive oaks, maples and hickories, it shouldn’t be su…

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The Value of the Forest

What value does the forest have? It is absolutely vital - both for humanity and nature. It's impossible to put a price tag on its value. But trees store CO2 - which is certainly measurable in terms of…

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Restoring Kenya’s Most Important Forest

The African Wildlife Foundation has collaborated with key partners in Kenya to plant 25,000 trees for restoration of the critically important Mau Forest. You might not be fully aware of the Mau Forest…

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Are You Ready For Global Wildfire Awareness Week?

May 1st marks the beginning of the International Association of Wildland Fire's (IAWF) Global Wildfire Awareness Week. The event will be celebrated all over the Northern Hemisphere, and runs until May…

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California’s Top 10 Natural Treasures

Just as the U.S. Congress passed budget measures that will cut spending on the EPA's Land and Water Conservation Fund by $149m, or 33 percent, the Nature Conservancy announced its "Top Ten Califor…

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The Wildwood of the Soul

We know from myth research and dream analysis that the forest is the metaphor of the soul. It is full of color, utterly alive, takes many different forms, and constantly regenerates itself--like the s…

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