When a Tree Falls, Is It Deforestation?

When a Tree Falls, Is It Deforestation?

Nancy Harris, Elizabeth Dow Goldman, Mikaela Weisse and Alyssa Barrett The narrative is not a new one: The world is losing tree cover at an alarming rate, and the effects on biodiversity, the climate and indigenous communities cannot be overstated. The question is, why? What’s causing this loss? And will tree cover come back, or will the land be used for a new purpose? Our new study, released today in Science, gets […]

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Regional Forest Practice committees to meet in October

Regional Forest Practice committees to meet in October

Three Regional Forest Practice committees will meet in October to hear updates from the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Private Forests Division and select their Operator of the Year. The committee for Eastern Oregon will meet Thursday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the main lodge of Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Ore. The committees for Northwest Oregon and Southwest Oregon will both meet Thursday, […]

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4 reasons we all should #StandForForests

4 reasons we all should #StandForForests

Blogpost by Greg Norman – 21 March, 2014 at 2:00 1. 300 million of us depend on forests in our day-to-day lives. Failure to protect forests threatens our homes and livelihoods. 2. Forests absorb nearly 30% of our CO2 emissions. Not only do they absorb carbon, but they store just under 300 billion tonnes of carbon in their living parts. It’s estimated that deforestation is […]

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Trouble for Trees in Cities

Trouble for Trees in Cities

America’s urban forests are on the decline. Forest Service researchers found that tree cover in cities and towns dropped by about 175,000 acres per year between 2009 and 2014. That corresponds to a loss of about 36 million trees annually. Over the same period, the amount of pavement and other impervious surfaces increased by about 167,000 acres per year. The net effect is a loss […]

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Infographic: Rainforests of the World

Infographic: Rainforests of the World

You will have probably heard by now about tales of deforestation, with thousands of acres of beautiful tropical rainforest being razed to the ground with little regard for nature or human wellbeing. Deforestation not only deprives large land masses of stunning scenery and character; it also puts many animal species at risk of extinction and discommodes people living in these regions. Instead of knocking so […]

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