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Want To Save Your Community Money? Plant Trees.

2/28/2011 // By Miles Grant

Economic times are tough. We’re all doing what we can to save money. Including trees. At The Wilson Quarterly, Jill Jonnes writes that while trees are beautiful, we shouldn’t just think of them as decoration. They’re vital and money-saving parts […] Read more >

How does the Clean Air Act affect your life?

12/3/2010 // By Helen Chmura

In honor of the 40th birthday of the Clean Air Act, I decided to figure out how much air I breathe.  It seemed an easy way to see how important clean air is to my life.  Thanks to the marvels […] Read more >

New NWF Program: Erthnxt: Trees for the 21st Century

12/31/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

The National Wildlife Federation and the national tree-planting and youth education organization, Erthnxt, have combined forces to further environmental literacy, youth volunteerism, habitat restoration, and reversing global warming.  Our joint aim is to provide opportunities for scouting and youth groups across […] Read more >

Outdoor Kids: Easy Fall Planting

11/5/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

I always say that planting spring-flowering bulbs in the fall is one of the easiest family planting activities ever. And, I usually wait until November to plant them. There are several reasons I wait to plant bulbs until November: First […] Read more >

Week Six: A Tree of My Very Own

8/28/2009 // By Jennifer Ward

Check out Jennifer Ward’s tree-based activities–and learn how to “just be.” Read more >

Baby Raccoons In NWF’s Backyard

7/1/2009 // By David Mizejewski

This morning at NWF’s headquarters in Virginia, a raccoon mom and her two babies were spotted in the enormous dead standing tree (called a snag) on the edge of the woods behind our building. The snag used to be a […] Read more >

Tending To Trees

5/13/2009 // By Mary Quattlebaum

‘Tis the season for greening, growing, budding and blooming. The trees in my neighborhood now sport tufts of tender leaves like bright spring hairdos. Yup, May is the month for digging, planting and tending new life. Are you and your […] Read more >

Befriend A Tree

10/8/2008 // By Mary Quattlebaum

Mary Quattlebaum shares another of her favorite books. Read more >

Creating a Field Guide to Your Backyard, Part II

9/27/2008 // By Jane Kirkland

In April I introduced a no-cost, low-impact way to observe and enjoy nature with your kids by creating a field guide to your own backyard. Taking as little or as much time as your family can spare, it’s a way […] Read more >

MU Researchers Find that Submerged Oak Trees Store Carbon 2,000 Years Longer

8/26/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

The role that forests play in climate conditions is vast and complex, including conversion of carbon dioxide into oxygen, stabilization of coastlines and open terrain, shade provision, and the reflection or absorption of sunlight. Because trees lock carbon dioxide away […] Read more >