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Retired surgeon, Dr. Salem Saloom, from Evergreen, CO, takes special pride nurturing the Longleaf Pine, a plant species wiped out by intensive commercial logging more than a century ago. His 2,200 acres of pine forest is part of an effort, spearheaded by the federal government, and supplemented by conservationists and private landowners, to restore what was once called “the Piney Woods.”
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An announcement – Researchers have found some survivors of fatal Emerald ash borer beetle infestations of our native ash trees, and are asking for the help of private citizens in finding more in areas that have NOT been treated with pesticides. See http://nrs.fs.fed.us/SurvivorAsh to describe the whereabouts of ash trees they believe would be candidates.

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And a slideshow of some of the most magnificent trees in the world.unnamed-18 unnamed-8

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This has been a big week – Earth Day and Arbor Day all at once.

The first Arbor Day was held in Spain in 1805. Today, it is celebrated all over the world, but on different dates, as is Earth Day. I guess the easiest thing to do is plant a tree, but (just to put in my 2 cents) plant one that’s native to your area, so it has a chance to survive! Read more about both occasions at my website.

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Two stories from Africa this week:  WANGARI PLANTS OVER 30 MILLION TREES ACROSS AFRICA – The late Margaret Wangari Maathai was the first African woman to receive the Nobel peace prize for her work as a campaigner for human rights, and founded the Green Belt Movement in Kenya and called on people to support it by planting trees.

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also: RIPPLE Africa is an international nonprofit organization working in Malawi, Africa, since 2003, with a focus on education, healthcare and the environment. Read about their forest conservation project, aiming to preserve the forested hills of the Nkhata Bay District of Malawi (an area of 4,000sq.km) before they are lost forever. 

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This week we hear from Green Hawthorn, and I share a website with jigsaw puzzle lovers.

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The Treetalker – News about, and views from the trees

The Treetalker – News about, and views from the trees.

 

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News stories: The Rim fire – Sequoias have survived fire for thousands of years, and need it for new trees to grow.  After decades of fire suppression, will they survive a catastrophic event like this?

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Planting three per cent of the Arabian Desert with drought tolerant Jatropha trees could absorb all the carbon dioxide produced by cars in Germany over two decades. Is that possible, or is this just hype by big industry?

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Will Greenland become completely forested by 2100?

Water locust likes the rivers.

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