Forest Digest: May 20, 2018

Forest Digest: May 20, 2018

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May 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Check out what’s happened this week in the world of forestry!

Chicago area scientists are saving the world’s treesCurbed Chicago

Scientists at the Morton Arboretum are saving trees in Chicago and beyond by counteracting threats like disease, invasive species and pests, and encouraging Chicagoans to get involved with urban forestry at a local level.

Climate change on track to cause major insect wipeout, scientists warnThe Guardian

A new study examining 115,000 species determined that with the current rate of climate change effects, nearly half of all insect habitats will be lost by the end of this century. Insects are vital to many ecosystems, but are also extremely sensitive to climate change.

Vibrant Cities Lab: Urban Forestry at Your Fingertips – Landscapes for People, Food and Nature

Jad Daley, American Forests’ VP of Conservation Programs, speaks to the value of Vibrant Cities Lab, a tool created by American Forests in partnership with the US Forest Service and the National Association of Regional Councils.

Climate change threatens hummingbirds – WMTV

Warmer temperatures make it more difficult for the birds to fly, eat, rest and reproduce, putting plants and flowers that rely on hummingbirds for pollination at risk.

One-third of the world’s nature reserves are under threat from humans – Phys.org

Out of the 200,000 nature reserves in the world, roughly one-third is threatened by human activities like mines, logging, farms, cities and more, and it’s likely humans will continue to encroach on nature as populations rise.

How to build a butterfly garden: advice on making your yard a favorite for migrating monarchsOmaha World-Herald

Create a haven for butterflies in your yard this summer with these tips, including planting milkweed, limiting pesticides and adding wildflowers!

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