trees

Conservation

Seed Vaults Can’t Save a Third of Critically Endangered Plants

A new study published Friday in Nature Plants showed that 36 percent of critically endangered plants produce recalcitrant seeds, which can’t be preserved.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.2.18
fake plastic trees

Scientists Are Creating Christmas Trees That Don't Shed Their Needles

“Messiness” has been identified as the main reason consumers avoid real trees. Scientists are finding ways around it.
Rosemary Westwood
12.18.17
Invasive species

This National Park in Patagonia Is Being Overrun With Invasive Canadian Trees

In North America, the lodgepole pine is facing historic die-offs. Southern Argentina has a different problem.
Scott Leitch
11.7.17
420

Illegal Weed Can Be Worse for Forests than Logging

Though logging has a greater overall impact, growing pot can be even more destructive on a per-unit-area basis, according to a recent study.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.3.17
genetic sequencing

One of Earth's Largest Living Organisms Is About to Have Its Genome Sequenced

Scientists will sequence the genomes of the coast redwood and giant sequoia.
Kate Lunau
9.26.17
Science Solved It

These Mysterious Pure White Redwood Trees Defy the Laws of Nature

Zane Moore has a theory for how these trees defy the laws of nature.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.7.17
the sweet hereafter

Grow a Tree from Human Remains With This Internet Connected Urn

The ultimate IOT urn for the environmentally conscious city dweller.
Anna Sterling
6.4.17
Go West

Scientists Are Surprised That Iconic East-Coast Trees Are Moving West

A new study looks at 30 years' worth of tree data from the eastern US.
Kate Lunau
5.17.17
Praying for Rain

Trump’s Pick for Ag Secretary Is Already Facing Criticism from Conservationists

As agriculture secretary, Sonny Perdue would also oversee 193 million acres of national forests.
Kaleigh Rogers
2.14.17
christmas

Watch and Marvel At a Holiday Ornament Being Made

The intricate process is both festive and meditative.
Madison Margolin
12.24.16
video

Scientists Are Making Artificial Ice Storms

To better understand how they damage forests, and to prepare for a future of more extreme weather events.
Grennan Milliken
12.14.16
Features

Illegal Trees: The Tunisian Smuggling Racket You’ve Never Heard Of

"Everyone works with corruption."
Sarah Souli
11.23.16
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