Forest Bathing

Nov 26, 2018Forest Bathing

Combining Rewilding with Forest Bathing

Rewilding is the latest trend in conservation and a topic that has attracted both mainstream and academic attention, with everyone from small community groups to major government organizations supporting the idea. Rewilding involves taking a more hands-off approach to nature and conservation, primarily reintroducing predators to the environment and allowing them to control the population […]

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Nov 25, 2018Forest Bathing

Why Cities Need More Parks with Trees and Forests

It’s never inspiring to see trees being pushed aside to make room for parking lots or greater urban sprawl. Which is why it terrible to see many cities incorporating more trees and greenery in city planning. Take Portland, Oregon, for example. Recent urban projects have transformed drab grey parking lots into urban forests that can […]

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Nov 20, 2018Forest Bathing

Careers in Scientific Forestry

Those with a deep love for the woods can find a variety of career opportunities that include hands-on work in the deep woods or theoretical work to solve problems faced by forests today. The value of a forest today is high, and there are many career opportunities involved with keeping forests safe. Students looking for […]

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Nov 11, 2018Forest Bathing

Top Terpenes Found in Forests

Established anthropological records and extensive anecdotal evidence shows that humans have been heading out into forests for the health benefits they provide since the very beginnings of civilization. Today, after over a century of living primarily in cities, social attention is shifting back to forests and the health benefits that they can bring humans once […]

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Nov 07, 2018Forest Bathing

Which Type of Forest Has the Greatest Tree Species Variety?

Over 30% of the earth’s surface is covered in a green blanket of healthy, life-supporting forested areas. In addition to forming the habitat for countless animal species, over 300 million people live off the bounty and balance of nature. Of course, far more than that depends on the natural functions of the forest for their […]

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Oct 31, 2018Forest Bathing

What are the Differences Between Jungles and Forests?

The difference between jungle and forest can be a bit confusing. It doesn’t help that the terms are often used interchangeably to describe expanses of vegetated landscapes. Most often, a forest is referred to an environment replete with trees and other types of plant and animal life. The jungle is quite similar, except that it […]

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Oct 27, 2018Forest Bathing

Popular Tree Types Around the World

If you have ever marveled at the ponderous girth of a Coastal Redwood, sampled the exquisite fruit of a mango tree or inhaled the magnificent aromatic compounds of Cedars and Pines, you know one thing for sure: trees are a magnificent gift to this planet.  As a matter of fact, the planet as we know […]

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Oct 25, 2018Forest Bathing

What Is the Purpose of Silviculture?

Silviculture is the science of managing our forest resources. A silviculturist works kind of like a forest doctor, keeping tabs on the health of trees and other flora and considering preventative actions to safeguard against overuse, forest fires, and other disasters. The forests of the world are bountiful natural resources that can be cultivated to […]

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