China to Plant New Forests the Size of Ireland This Year

China ‘s government announced plans for a major reforestation project. The country aims to grow about 6.66 million hectares of new forests this year, an area roughly the size of Ireland. The announcement was made last week by Zhang Jianlong, the head of China’s State Forestry Administration, in an effort to shed the country’s image as a major polluter and become a global environmental leader, the Telegraph reported. China is the world’s largest emitter and remains heavily dependent on coal, but the country has been cleaning

Hurricane Tree Recovery Campaign Aims to Plant 5 Million Trees in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico

Hurricanes Harvey , Irma and Maria didn’t just destroy buildings and dump several feet of water into several American communities—the powerful winds also snapped and downed innumerable trees , altering treasured landscapes. That’s why the Arbor Day Foundation launched its Hurricane Tree Recovery Campaign in an effort to help tree restoration efforts in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico following this year’s string of devastating hurricanes. The