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July 16, 2019


Was The Lorax Really A Monkey?

A new study argues that the Dr. Seuss character The Lorax could have been inspired by a real monkey.

September 26, 2018


The Cloning, Quaking Aspen

Quaking aspen trees are aggressive plants that will crowd out conifers in their need for sunlight.

March 9, 2018


From the source: Dwarf mistletoe growing on a coastal lodgepole pine tree

Dwarf Mistletoe

Dwarf mistletoe is one of the most destructive parasites in North American forests.

October 5, 2016


Carbon exchanged by trees could be crucial for helping forests survive damaging events such as droughts.

Even Trees Know How To Share

The secret to trees' longevity isn't competition, but cooperation.

February 17, 2016



Trees vs. Humans

Since the beginning of human civilization, Earth has lost half its trees.

February 19, 2014



How Did Green Iguanas End Up On Anguilla?

How a group of iguanas travelled across the water to the island of Anguilla may surprise you.

May 14, 2013


Have you ever visited forests in Africa?

Are Trees Ready To Take On Global Warming?

While humans make attempts to control carbon dioxide levels that contribute to global warming, is it possible that trees have already taken on the task?

May 21, 2012


Trees used for lumber retain much more carbon than those used for cooking or paper production.

When A Tree Falls In The Woods

When it comes to carbon emissions, not all felled trees are created equal.

April 19, 2012



Friendly Fungus Amongus

What do you think, is shelf fungus the tree's friend or foe?

December 26, 2011


No headache here! This woodpecker is sunning.

How Do Woodpeckers Avoid Headaches?

The woodpecker's tail and feet are designed to make pecking easier.

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