Education

Gingko Trees: Survival of the Prettiest?

Martha Foley and Dr Curt Stager talk about the ginkgo tree, an ancient species native to China. They do not spread naturally anymore, but during the time of the dinosaurs there were many types of ginkgo tree all over the world.

Martha Foley: Is it true that all ginkgo trees are just one species? I mean they’re everywhere. I consider them an ornamental tree, it’s a very exotic looking leaf. They’re Asian, correct?

Celebrating Project Learning Tree: History from Georgia

Edited by Greg Pilchak

Information provided by Carla L. Rapp, Project Learning Tree Co-coordinator, Georgia Forestry Association

Forty years ago, Project Learning Tree® was founded to help the next generation value the natural world, and acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to make informed decisions and take responsible actions to sustain forests and the broader environment.

2016 State and Private Forestry Report

Trees and forests form a major portion of the green infrastructure in the United States. However, healthy forests do not happen by chance and require investments of dollars, time and expertise. The 2016 State and Private Forestry report illustrates how the Forest Action Plans are helping state forestry agencies and their partners achieve national conservation priorities for America's "natural capital", trees.

Seedlings to Sawmills: Forestry in Arkansas

From school mascots to annual festivals and parades, it is evident that forestry is woven into the fabric of Arkansas. The caravan of log trucks making their way to the mill is a sight that is regularly seen by Arkansans. Some may even recall passing mills in Crossett, Leola, Mansfield, or numerous other towns across the Natural State. What many people do not realize about the trees they see going to the mill or the forests they enjoy hunting is what it takes to grow and manage healthy forests, to harvest and process timber, or the impact forestry has on our environment and our economy.

Happy 40th Anniversary to Project Learning Tree

Forty years ago, Project Learning Tree® was founded to help the next generation of Americans value the natural world and acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to make informed decisions about natural resources in order to conserve, protect and enhance these landscapes.

America’s students today will become the stewards of the trees and forests of tomorrow. Forests in the United States provide all Americans with clean air and water, wildlife habitat, wood products we use every day, areas to recreate and good-paying jobs.

Wildfire Prevention Resource: New Smokey Bear PSAs Unveiled

The National Association of State Foresters and its partners on the Cooperative Forest Fire Prevention (CFFP) campaign have unveiled new Smokey Bear wildfire prevention public service announcements (PSAs).

For a preview, please visit: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7896651-ad-council-smokey-bear-wildfire-psa/

The CFFP program is managed by the USDA Forest Service in cooperation with your state forester and the Ad Council.