trees

Join our newsletter

The best of EcoWatch, right in your inbox. Sign up for our email newsletter!

    Rainforest Seedlings Grow Better in Natural Forests Than Restored Ones, Even After 30 Years, Study Finds

    Rainforest Seedlings Grow Better in Natural Forests Than Restored Ones, Even After 30 Years, Study Finds

    According to a new study, the survival rate of rainforest seedlings is higher in natural forests than those that have been logged — even three decades following tree restoration projects. An international team of researchers led by the United Kingdom’s University of Exeter tracked more than 5,000 seedlings in the Danum Valley Conservation Area and […]

    Paris Plans an Urban Forest for a Busy Roundabout

    Paris Plans an Urban Forest for a Busy Roundabout

    Paris will plant an “urban forest” at Place de Catalogne, a busy roundabout with close proximity to the Gare Montparnasse railway station. The city will add nearly 500 trees to the roundabout. The new urban forest project will help with cooling to combat the urban heat island effect as well as contribute to an overall […]

    Coastal Redwoods Have Remarkable Ability to Recover From Severe Wildfires, Study Finds

    Coastal Redwoods Have Remarkable Ability to Recover From Severe Wildfires, Study Finds

    New research has found that California’s coastal redwoods have the remarkable capacity to recover from severe wildfires. The study led by researchers from Northern Arizona University (NAU) looked at the ancient trees’ recovery from the CZU Lightning Complex Fire, which burned thousands of acres in California’s Big Basin State Park in the summer of 2020, […]

    Why You Shouldn’t Rake Your Leaves This Fall

    Why You Shouldn’t Rake Your Leaves This Fall

    The weather is getting cooler, the air is feeling crisper, the leaves are turning yellow and red falling from their trees — and this year, leave those leaves be!  It’s a common misconception that leaves always kill the grass they fall on. Aside from the fact that it’s time to ditch our lawns in the […]

    U.S. Announces $1.13 Billion in Grants for Tree Planting Projects

    U.S. Announces $1.13 Billion in Grants for Tree Planting Projects

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced $1.13 billion in competitive grants for tree planting projects around the country. The tree planting initiatives are meant to provide more relief from extreme heat, curb climate change and provide more green space in communities. The funding, granted through the U.S. Forest Service’s Urban and Community […]