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  • Tree Climbing Goats Help Argan Trees Disperse Seeds
    Scientists have discovered that tree climbing goats help trees disperse seeds. The goats eat the fruit but spit out the seeds. (May 27, 2017)

  • Cardiff Researchers Unearth Tropical Fossil Forests in Svalbard, Norway
    Cardiff research team discovers a tropical fossil forest in the Svalbard Archipelago. The find explains a major climate change event that happened 400 million years ago. (November 20, 2015)

    Earth is Home to Over 3 Trillion Trees
    A new study has found that Earth is home to over 3 trillion trees. This is 7.5 times as many as previous estimates. (September 3, 2015)

    Driver Narrowly Avoids Falling Trees During Australian Storm
    A driver narrowly avoided getting clobbered by falling trees during a storm near Healesville, Australia. (January 23, 2015)

    Scientists Seek Cure for Witches' Broom Disease Which Kills Chocolate Trees
    The devastating witches' broom disease continues to kill chocoalte trees. Scientists are seeking a cure. (November 3, 2014)

    Fossil Forest Discovery Sheds Light on Environment Inhabited by Early Apes
    A new discovery sheds light on the environment inhabited by early apes 18 million to 20 million years ago. (February 27, 2014)

    Google Launches Site That Tracks Deforestation in Near Real-Time
    Google has launched a new website that monitors deforestation in near real-time. (February 21, 2014)

    New Species of Oak Discovered in Ton Pariwat Wildlife Sanctuary in Thailand
    Scientists have discovered a previously unknown species of Stone Oak in the Ton Pariwat Wildlife Sanctuary in Thailand (February 13, 2014)

    Study Finds Trees Grow Faster and Store Greater Amounts of Carbon as They Age
    An interesting new study has found that most trees experience accelerating growth as they age. (January 16, 2014)

    Gold Particles Discovered in Leaves of Eucalyptus Trees
    Scientists have discovered gold particles in the leaves of Eucalyptus trees. The trees draw up the gold particles from the Earth via their root system. (October 23, 2013)

    Leafcutter Ants Carry Signs to Protect Rainforest in WWF Campaign
    Leafcutter ants were used in a unique WWF campaign. They carried signs - etched in leaves - in the Ant Rally campaign. (July 16, 2013)

    Ancient Forest Found Off Coast of Alabama
    A primeval Bald Cypress forest up to 80,000 years old has been found off the coast of Alabama. (July 11, 2013)

    Researchers Sequence Long Genomes of White Spruce and Norway Spruce
    Researchers have sequenced the long genomes of the White spruce and the Norway spruce. The genomes are ten times larger than the human genome. (May 22, 2013)

    Video Shows How Magnificent 247 Foot Tall Giant Sequoia was Photographed for National Geographic
    This video shows how a team of scientists and photographers photographed the President in Sequoia National Park for the latest issue of National Geographic Magazine. (December 4, 2012)

    Old, Big Trees Account for Disproportionately Large Amount of Forest Biomass
    Scientists have come up with more proof why the biggest, oldest trees in the forest are extra important and need protecting. (May 6, 2012)

    Huge Fossilized Forest Found in Coal Mine in Southern Illinois Could be 100 Miles Long
    The New York Times reports on the amazing find of a fossilized forest in a coal mine in southern Illinois. (May 2, 2012)

    Columbia University Study Finds Trees Grow Much Faster in Urban Environment
    Researchers from Columbia University found that common native red oak seedlings grow as much as eight times faster in New York's Central Park than in more rural, cooler settings in the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains. (April 28, 2012)

    New High-Resolution Global Forest Heights Map Released
    NASA's Earth Observatory reports that a refined global forest canopy height map has been released. (April 13, 2012)

    Electrical Engineers are Building a Forest of Nanotrees
    University of California, San Diego electrical engineers are building a forest of tiny nanotrees, or nanowire trees. (March 8, 2012)

    World's Oldest Fossilized Forest Unearthed in New York
    Scientists have discovered the world's oldest fossilized forest. (March 1, 2012)

    Nearly Continuous Ashfall Damages Forests Near Chile's Puyehue Cordon Caulle Volcanic Complex
    This photograph from NASA's Earth Observatory shows an ash plume coming from a vent in Chile's Puyehue Cordon Caulle Volcanic Complex (PCCVC). (February 4, 2012)

    New Map Depicts Global Forest Heights
    NASA reports that scientists have created a new map using NASA satellite data that details the height of he world's forest. (July 21, 2010)

    Desert Cloud Forest Discovered in Oman
    An MIT research team has discoved an unusual forest in Oman. (September 8, 2006)