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6 Ways Urban Trees Make You More Active Outdoors
Spending time outdoors in nature is not only fun, but it’s therapeutic and rejuvenating. Time spent in nature improves your physical, mental, and spiritual health. Residents who live in greener communities are three times more likely to be physically active and 40 percent less likely to be overweight than those living in less green settings. To kick-off National Exercise with your Child...
Aug 16, 2018 8:00 AM ET
Fast-Growing Small Shade Trees
It can be hard to find the right tree for the right place when you have a small space to work with. But that shouldn’t stop you from planting trees. There are plenty of small trees that are meant for small spaces. But before you plant, decide what purpose you want your tree to serve: are you planting for beauty? Shade? Privacy? Windbreak? Determining what you want your tree to do will help you...
Jul 12, 2018 8:00 AM ET
13 Stunning Trees Around the World
Nature is full of wonder and beauty.  The more time you spend outdoors, the greater your appreciation is for the natural world. Trees are some of the most fascinating natural phenomena, and these rare trees around the world prove it. How many of these trees do you recognize? Lacebark Pine Pinus bungeana This conifer grows naturally in central and...
Jul 3, 2018 8:00 AM ET
12 Fast-Growing Shade Trees
1. Quaking Aspen Populus tremuloides If there were a Guinness Book of World Records for trees, the quaking aspen would be in it – several times. First, it has the widest natural range of any tree in North America, spanning 47 degrees of latitude (equal to half the distance...
Jun 26, 2018 8:00 AM ET
These Wildlife Species Are Disappearing From North American Forests
Our forests are home to critical wildlife habitat. When our forests are threatened, it also threatens the homes of all the diverse wildlife habitat that live there. Natural disasters, urbanization, and agriculture are just a few of the common causes of deforestation. But as deforestation continues to rise, the animals that call it home start to disappear. These are just a few of the endangered...
Jun 22, 2018 8:00 AM ET

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