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Baldcypress: King of the Swamp

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Taxodium distichum

Nowhere is a tree species so intertwined with a place as the baldcypress is with swamps. Beginning with the art and literature of early America, images of baldcypress trees have been used to portray mystery and melancholy in the watery lowlands.

Forests and Fungi: Mekong Communities Reap the Rewards of a 500 Million-year-old Partnership

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Most people would agree that forests are a vital part of a healthy planet: around 1.6 billion people directly depend on forests for their livelihoods, and forest trees help provide us with healthy soils, clean water and even breathable air. The role of fungi is less well known. Yet without fungi, forests would not exist.

Finalists Named for Boston’s Cox Conserves Heroes Program, Public Asked to Vote

Program to donate $20,000 to environmental nonprofits in Boston
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BOSTON, September 5, 2017 /3BL Media/ -  WFXT Boston 25, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land are recognizing volunteers who are creating, preserving or enhancing shared outdoor spaces. Finalists for Boston’s Cox Conserves Heroes program were announced today, and the public is being asked to vote for the winner now through September 25th.

Washington Hawthorn: A Symbol of Hope

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Crataegus phaenopyrum

Native to the southeast U.S., the Washington hawthorn was first discovered by an unknown explorer and taken to England in the late 1600s. It was commercially grown in Georgetown and became popular around Washington D.C., its namesake. The Washington hawthorn was originally a shrub, but grew popular in its tree form. In natural settings, the Washington hawthorn grows in a wild and unkept pattern.

Healing an Ailing Forest

Annual prescribed burns at SCE’s Shaver Lake help keep the forest healthy and safe from wildfires
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As a biologist trained to preserve wildlife and their habitat, you would think Stephen Byrd would have reservations about setting a fire in the tinder-dry Sierra Nevada.

Meet 4 SCA Fellows Helping Us Bring Stewardship to Life

Nestlé is partnering with Student Conservation Association for the #NestleCares Day of Volunteering and these fellows are making it happen
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On August 10, we’re celebrating #NestléCares: a national day of volunteering with thousands of volunteers in Nestlé’s 120 U.S. hometowns. Nestlé and the Student Conservation Association are teaming up, to promote water stewardship, sustainability, and environmental conservation with 9 flagship events supported by these four inspiring SCA community engagement fellows:

Kevin Borja: Urban Designer on Randall’s Island wetlands

Warranty Solutions and the Arbor Day Foundation Celebrate the Planting of More Than 1.7 Million Trees

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LAKEWOOD, Colo., July 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Warranty Solutions through its partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation is pleased to announce that together we have planted more than 1.7 million trees in our nations forests. The partnership between the two entities began in 2009 to help improve air quality, water quality, mitigate the effects of climate change, combat deforestation and prevent species loss. To-date, the number of trees planted would offset the emissions of approximately 5,856 cars for one year.

Reforestation and Stress Relief

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Water is one of the world’s most vital resources and a key input material to Kimberly-Clark’s tissue manufacturing processes. As a result, we recognize that the communities surrounding mills experiencing water stress will have important social needs as well. Engagement at the local community level is helping to identify appropriate mechanisms to support these needs.

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