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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.

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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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The Treetalker

New stories this week: Older Trees Grow Faster, Take Up More Carbon – Trees’ growth accelerates with age, according to a new study, published in the journal Nature,  which suggests that the world’s oldest trees could play an important role in combating climate change. The revelation goes against the long-held assumption that trees lose their vigor with age.

and: Indigenous tribe gets respite from loggers in Brazil – Survival International dubbed the Awá “the most threatened tribe in the world,” because deforestation caused by illegal logging has rapidly overtaken their land. In March 2012, a Brazilian judge published an order demanding the eviction of loggers and ranchers from Awá land by March 31, 2013. Now, Brazil’s indigenous affairs department, known as FUNAI, has sent police and special agents to the territory to evict illegal squatters.  Image

http://laurajmerrilltreetalker.com

also, Tu Bishvat, an ancient Jewish holiday known as the “new year for trees.”

 

and Hackberry raises a question.

 

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The Treetalker

New stories this week: Older Trees Grow Faster, Take Up More Carbon – Trees’ growth accelerates with age, according to a new study, published in the journal Nature,  which suggests that the world’s oldest trees could play an important role in combating climate change. The revelation goes against the long-held assumption that trees lose their vigor with age.

and: Indigenous tribe gets respite from loggers in Brazil – Survival International dubbed the Awá “the most threatened tribe in the world,” because deforestation caused by illegal logging has rapidly overtaken their land. In March 2012, a Brazilian judge published an order demanding the eviction of loggers and ranchers from Awá land by March 31, 2013. Now, Brazil’s indigenous affairs department, known as FUNAI, has sent police and special agents to the territory to evict illegal squatters.  Image

http://laurajmerrilltreetalker.com

also, Tu Bishvat, an ancient Jewish holiday known as the “new year for trees.”

and Hackberry raises a question.

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