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Treetalker Stories for Nov 15

Three stories this week: _77763865_777591091st, Liberia is to become the first nation in Africa to completely stop cutting down its trees – Norway will pay the impoverished country $150 million to stop deforestation by 2020. (BBC)

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Next, The American Chestnut Foundation and the State University of New York’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry have BOTH taken on the challenge of returning the American chestnut to North American Forests, albeit in their own unique ways. It’s a good story. Check out my website and links to find out more.

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Lastly – as I’ve said before, the greening of the cities by planting fruit and nut trees for the benefit of the citizenry is an up and coming idea. Another example is happening in Davenport, Iowa. Christened the Quad-Cities Community Food Forest, it will contain pawpaw (the poor man’s banana!) American persimmon, chestnut (probably not the American species) and pecan. What a great idea – keep it up, America!!

 

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Treetalker Stories for Nov 15

Three stories this week: _77763865_777591091st, Liberia is to become the first nation in Africa to completely stop cutting down its trees – Norway will pay the impoverished country $150 million to stop deforestation by 2020. (BBC)

http://laurajmerrilltreetalker.com

Next, The American Chestnut Foundation and the State University of New York’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry have BOTH taken on the challenge of returning the American chestnut to North American Forests, albeit in their own unique ways. It’s a good story. Check out my website and links to find out more.

54526e1c0079e.preview-620 _77763865_77759109

Lastly – as I’ve said before, the greening of the cities by planting fruit and nut trees for the benefit of the citizenry is an up and coming idea. Another example is happening in Davenport, Iowa. Christened the Quad-Cities Community Food Forest, it will contain pawpaw (the poor man’s banana!) American persimmon, chestnut (probably not the American species) and pecan. What a great idea – keep it up, America!!

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New Stories on The Treetalker

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How Environmentalism Can Help Stop Eboladeforestation is making the situation worse by bringing humans in contact with the animals that carry the virus, since loss of habitat leaves them with nowhere to go.

 

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Moose Drool Detoxifies Fungus – Moose and reindeer saliva can help slow the growth of a toxic grass fungus, and subsequently make it less toxic for them, alowing the animals to graze on the grass without negative effects.

 

Wasp Recruited to Fight Invasive Beetle – U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers have released tiny parasitic wasps in forests in Maryland to attack the emerald ash borer, an invader from China that is devastating forests across the Northern United States.

 

Surfboard Builder Finds Gold in Albizia Wood – Gary Young turns the wood of an invasive species into light, strong surfboards.

 

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