Here's your tree news from around the world this week:
- The Hunger Games. Ever heard of it? Much of the movie, out this week, was filmed in a 22,000-acre forest in North Carolina [U.S. News]
- A week-long blaze on Africa's Mount Kenya destroyed thousands of hectares of crucial forestland [Aljazeera]
- You may be surprised by what animal responses to humanmade noise mean for plants like the piñon pine tree [ScienceDaily]
- In honor of World Forestry Day, here are 24 ways forestry improves our lives [Shade Fund and partners]
- A museum's round, wood-wrapped visitor’s center opened in France this past weekend. Check out the pics! [inhabitat]
- Forests are suffering as the climate changes. Impacts range from increased forest fire hazards and tree mortality to detrimental beetle outbreaks and alterations to leaf abundance and bloom [U.S. Geological Survey]
- Speaking of, climate change could wipe out two-thirds of Mexico's cloud forests by 2080 [GOOD]
- Get lost in some enchanting forest photos by Dutch photographer Lars van de Goor[Ciel Bleu Media]
Have a wonderful weekend!
Photo of Mount Kenya by Flickr's Sergey Yeliseev.