The Inuit tell stories about the year that summer never arrived. Tree rings from 1783 confirm that the Laki volcano in Iceland caused the cooldown.
Feb. 3, 2021 • ~7 min
Researchers have reconstructed the sun's activity going back to the year 969 by looking at the carbon in tree rings.
Jan. 25, 2021 • ~7 min
A new mapping tool will help forest managers figure out where forests will regenerate on their own—and where they need assistance.
Dec. 28, 2020 • ~5 min
Christmas tree disposal can prevent fire hazards and potentially benefit the environment. Here are some expert tips.
Dec. 28, 2020 • ~6 min
While some scientists have predicted that trees will lose their leaves later as climate change continues, new research finds the opposite.
Nov. 30, 2020 • ~8 min
People buy cypress mulch for rot resistance and other qualities, but new research finds that the label on the bag may be a lie.
Nov. 2, 2020 • ~6 min
Researchers have discovered a new species of wasp with a role in an insect horror story playing out on the stems and leaves of oak trees.
Oct. 28, 2020 • ~10 min
There are more trees in the West African Sahara Desert that you might think, according to a study that used artificial intelligence and satellite imagery.
Oct. 22, 2020 • ~6 min
When multiple droughts build on each other, they affect forests differently than one drought alone. Researchers are beginning to understand how and why.
Oct. 14, 2020 • ~6 min
"More warming for trees could mean more stress, more tree death, and less capacity to slow global warming..."
June 25, 2020 • ~10 min