Harley-Davidson® and The Nature Conservancy are mobilizing the company's global community of riders to raise funds to plant 50 million trees worldwide by 2025 as part of the Renew the Ride™ initiative.
Dedicated to the goal of preserving the open road for future generations of riders, Renew the Ride is the latest global mission and call to action for Harley-Davidson riders. The Harley-Davidson Foundation has committed to contributing a series of annual grants totaling $550,000 in support of The Nature Conservancy’s global Plant a Billion Trees program.
Two years ago this week, Hurricane Sandy ravaged New Jersey with a force not experienced here in a century, and the devastation it caused to coastal areas was the subject of local and national news for weeks and months after.
Oak trees can be found all over the world, but they save their full display for the United States. More than 50 species of oak grow from coast to coast, and in a few unique places like Michigan, still form the basis for a rare and valuable ecosystem known as oak savannas.
Trees in the U.K. are being injected with a garlic extract to cure them of deadly diseases. Garlic contains the compound allicin, which can fight bacterial and fungal infections.
“Over the last four years we have treated 60 trees suffering badly with bleeding canker of horse chestnut. All of the trees were cured,” said Jonathan Cocking, an arboreal specialist involved with the development and deployment of the treatment.
An overabundance of deer caused by too few hunters is contributing to a decline in the quality of usptate New York woodlands, a forester says.
Without human controls, deer are feasting on sugar maples and oak trees before they mature, allowing less desirable species such as beech to take over, which can alter local ecosystems.
For example, beech trees have such large canopies that their large volume of fallen leaves may fill in wet depressions, eliminating the habitat needed by small amphibians. This, in turn, affects the forest food chain.
A summary of the policy position resolutions approved by the NASF members at the 2014 NASF Annual Meeting in St. Paul, Minnesota.
The Role of State and Local Government in Wildfire Response and Management
This resolution addresses the need to reinforce the mission, roles, responsibilities, and importance of state and local government in wildland fire response and management, and ensure adequate federal funding and logistical support.
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