Tag: forest health

How Fire Can Restore a Forest (TIME LAPSE VIDEO)

Written by | July 24th, 2013

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Photographer Rich Reid puts his equipment to the test documenting a controlled burn and amazing forest regrowth at Georgia’s Moody Forest Natural Area.

Arbor Day: Earth Day’s Wingman

Written by | April 26th, 2013

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Did you know… over its lifetime, a large tree can provide almost $6,000 worth of benefits to those that live near it? In honor of Arbor Day, we’re sharing stats and tips for how you can keep our trees alive and thriving.

Keep Autumn Colorful

Written by | October 16th, 2012

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Invasive forest insects like the emerald ash borer and Asian longhorned beetle threaten our brilliant fall foliage.

A Good Thing for Our Forests

Written by | October 10th, 2012

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When it comes to fire, there is good fire and bad fire. Good fire restores health to a dying forest, prevents megafires from consuming life and protects our water.

A Lifelong Commitment to Fighting Invasive Species

Written by | March 7th, 2012

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For the Conservancy’s Faith Campbell, tackling tree-killing insects and pathogens is more than a career. See what inspires her to fight for forest health.

Taking Energy Production to the Woodshed

Written by | March 13th, 2009

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When discussing renewable energy, you’re likely to hear a lot about wind, solar, geothermal and even hydropower. Heck, you’re likely to see the conversation turn to nuclear power (not renewable, by the way) before anyone mentions one of our oldest and humblest renewable sources of energy – wood. But the good old American log – […]

Economic Stimulus Through Healthy Forests

Written by | February 5th, 2009

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Some years ago, when I was involved in starting up The Nature Conservancy’s Fire Initiative, I visited the site of the Hayman Fire in the Front Range of the Colorado Rockies. In early June, 2002, this fire exploded across 138,000 acres of pine and fir in the mountains southwest of Denver.  It was virtually uncontrollable […]

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