29 Apr '16, 12pm

Celebrating Arbor Day: How responsible forest management helps fight deforestation

They’re cool, green and fragrant, ringing with only the sounds of creatures, squeaking tree limbs and wind. They put us smack dab in the middle of nature. In short, forests speak to our souls. Increasingly, we’re also emotionally invested in what they offer the planet — a sanctuary for countless plant and animal species, a carbon dioxide-absorbing filter for the air, a natural atmosphere coolant in a time of global climate change. Since 1872, Americans have set aside a day each year — National Arbor Day — to plant and care for trees and express our appreciation. In fact, today over 40 countries recognize Arbor Day at different times of year. So it’s no wonder that, for many people, the word “deforestation” sends shivers down the spine. Yet that word is often misunderstood. Timber harvesting, for instance, does not necessarily constitute deforestation. Why? In cases where t...

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