What do 97%, 66%, 60%, and 15% have in common? Your week in trees!
- Sudden oak death is rapidly killing trees in northern California; researchers found one forest in which 97 percent of the trees present carried the pathogen [Huffington Post]
- About 66 percent of Texas remains in drought [The Texas Tribune]
- More than 60 percent of the water supply in peninsular Malaysia comes from its highland forests [The Sun Daily]
- Restoring 15 percent of degraded forest landscapes worldwide could generate up to $85 billion worth of ecosystem services every year [The Daily Star - Lebanon]
- Early morning hikers who venture into the hardwood forests of the United States may be lucky enough to observe what are known as "frost flowers"! [USDA Blog]
- Picture this: you are a spider, 100 million years ago, and you have just captured a wasp in your web. You are about to have breakfast when tree resin flows over and captures you both. Here's a photo capturing this moment [ScienceDaily]
- Here's a great profile of a biologist who is studying Chile's critically endangered Nahuelbuta mountain frog [Phys.Org]
- Extinction looms for the Amazona leucocephala bahamensis--the Cuban Amazon--which is a little parrot living in forests of Caribbean pine [Mongabay.com]
- The United Kingdom's jay population--shy woodland birds that are a member of the crow family--are being hit hard by a poor acorn crop [The Independent - UK]
- The CEO of Lockheed Martin was cited for cutting down 130 trees along the Potomac River [Washington Post]
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