International Day of Forests

The week started with a holiday with strong plant connections and it’s ending that way too. Today is the day that the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has designated International Day of Forests. Check out their video highlighting the importance of the world’s forests to our daily lives.

According to the calendar, Spring has Sprung. So get out and celebrate the Day of Forests by spending some time in one or planting some new trees to start one. National Arbor day is the last Friday in April, so you may still have some time to prepare. Find your date here. For those of you as far south as I am, our Arbor Day has passed. If you missed it, there’s always next year. In the mean time, you may want to consider joining Arbor Day Foundation. Also, you can always read my tree-related posts right here for free. After all, this blog started with a post about a tree seed, albeit a fictional one. Learn more about Hyperion (the world’s tallest tree), General Sherman (the world’s most massive tree) and Bristlecone pines (the world’s oldest trees). I’ve also highlighted new research on how old trees are bigger contributors to forests than previously thought. How about this post on the American Chestnut? Read this post for more on our forests past and present in the United States.

Johnna

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