news from (and about) the trees
IKEA LOSES FORESTRY STEWARDSHIP CERTIFICATE FOR FELLING PROTECTED WOODLAND IN RUSSIA – The Forest Stewardship Council slams Swedish furniture giant, after learning the furniture chain has been felling 600-year-old trees from protected woodlands. Their investigation reveals IKEA’s wood harvest is not sustainable.
International group of researchers report that the smell of forest pine could prove an important link in the battle against climate change. Chemical aerosols created by the world’s pine forests react with oxygen to create low volatility vapors that in turn create cloud droplets and have a cooling effect on the environment. Read further about these 2 stories.