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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How to find your way out of the woods without tools—or your phone

How to find your way out of the woods without tools—or your phone

By Dan Seitz LOST So…which way is north again? Depositphotos Today, we live in a world where GPS systems, digital maps, and other navigation apps are all available on our smartphones. Few of us just walk straight into the woods without a phone, a personal GPS, or another navigation tool. But phones run on batteries, and batteries can die faster than we realize. If you […]

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According To Science, Japanese “Forest Bathing” Can Improve Your Health

According To Science, Japanese “Forest Bathing” Can Improve Your Health

By Fattima Mahdi Truth Theory   In 1982, forest bathing became part of the national public health program in Japan. Forest bathing is a “Shinrin-yoku’’ therapy that encourages you to take in the forest atmosphere. This therapy has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine. Forest bathing doesn’t require you to do any exercise. No working out, no jogging or hiking, just […]

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9 facts you need to know about forests and trees

9 facts you need to know about forests and trees

Trees are incredible. They can live for thousands of years and grow hundreds of metres tall. There is not a species on the planet that doesn’t owe its existence to them. So here are some amazing facts about trees and forests for International Day of Forest.   1. The Boreal forest (aka Taiga) is the largest land habitat on the planet It runs across northern […]

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