Thanks to Annie Hermansen of the US Forest Service's InterfaceSouth for sharing this....
The World Resources Institute (WRI), a center for policy research and analysis, released a new map that identifies hotspots where urban and suburban developments are putting forests at risk in the southern United States. Areas that experienced the most forest loss to development between 2001 and 2006 were counties near Houston, Atlanta, Raleigh, Charlotte, San Antonio,…Continue
New release about the Morgan Country Tree Nursery, which was severley damaged in this month's Kentucky tornados.
Frnkfort, Ky. (March 22, 2012) -- The Morgan County Tree Nursery, owned and operated by the Kentucky Division of Forestry, is now open for those customers who made prior arrangements to pick up their orders.
The nursery has been off-limits to the public since a tornado swept through the area on March 2. The 50-acre nursery was all but destroyed by the same…
Shared information from the Society of Municipal Foresters and the National Arbor Day Foundation...
The Society of Municipal Arborists' Municipal Forestry Institute (MFI) is fast approaching, but there’s still time to support this unique annual training experience by encouraging urban forestry professionals in your area to attend. We'd like to encourage each state U&CF coordinator and program manager to consider assisting their agency colleagues, local urban forestry…Continue
Posted in cooperation with USDA Forest Service, InterfaceSouth
Kids today spend twice as much time indoors as their parents did, missing out on the simple pleasures and lasting mental and physical health benefits of daily outdoor time. This section of our website is dedicated to providing resources and ideas for increasing the amount of time kids spend outdoors. This ties in with the US Forest Service initiative More Kids in the Woods.…Continue