New Research Associate at TREE Foundation

melanie herrera

The TREE Foundation welcomes Melanie Herrera as a Research Associate. Melanie is pursuing a Bachelor degree in Human Development and Family Studies and a minor in Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is co-captain of the UNCG women’s soccer team and serves as

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6 Impacts Mature Trees and Forests Have on Urban Areas

Sweetwater Wetlands Park

This blog contributed by TREE Research Associate Snousha Glaude. What is the difference between conservation and afforestation? Afforestation is planting new trees. Whereas conservation is protecting and maintaining mature trees. But a tree is a tree, right? Not exactly. We often overlook how mature trees offer benefits

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Barcelona Canopy Observatory Inspired by Meg Lowman

Barcelona Canopy Observatory

A treetop research facility in Barcelona was inspired by the work of TREE Foundation executive director Meg Lowman. Photo courtesy of As part of the Masters in Advanced Ecological Buildings and Biocities (MAEBB) program at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) in Barcelona, students

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7 Things to Do to Prevent Forest Fires

Unfortunately, in the face of climate change, forest fires happen more frequently than ever and are increasingly destructive to infrastructure, property, precious wildlife, and countless species of trees and plant life. Here are seven ideas for how you can help prevent forest fires. Be aware of any

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New Ways to Interact with Plants!

Check out this resource from the Northeast Horticultural Therapy Network (NEHTN). The NEHTN is dedicated to inspiring various forms of working with plants in order to reap psychological benefits. Each year, NETHN releases a guide featuring a selection of horticultural activities accessible to anyone that are both

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TREE Foundation Adds Two New Board Members

Robert Beck and Carmela French

The TREE Foundation of Sarasota has added two new board members: recently retired pediatrician/neonatologist Dr. Robert Beck of Fairfax, Virginia, and EarthJustice legal recruiter Carmela French of Washington, DC. TREE Foundation, an international non-profit organization based in Sarasota, is dedicated to tree and forest research, exploration, education,

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Canopy Cranes in the Amazon Rainforest

Photograph by Tim Laman, Nat Geo Image Collection “We know more about the moon than we do the Amazon forest canopy,” said TREE Executive Director Meg Lowman in a recent National Geographic article. The piece, written by travel journalist Stephanie Vermillion, covers how “canopy cranes,” once reserved for

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