Michigan DNR Finds Our Forests Are Getting Older, Larger

December 15th, 2017 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

With troubling headlines in the news about invasive species like the hemlock wooly adelgid and Asian longhorned beetle, many people have been understandably concerned about the health of Michigan’s forests in recent years. But although our state’s forests do face some considerable threats, there is some good news to be had, too. According to data […]

Can Certain Trees Actually Fight Against Climate Change?

March 24th, 2016 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
Trees and Climate Change

Since we were children, we were taught the importance of trees to our Earth and to ourselves. Through photosynthesis, trees take in carbon dioxide and exhale oxygen for us to breathe. With the growing concerns about our planet’s well-being, it may be more important now than ever to plant trees throughout your local community and […]

Ethiopia Leads the Charge against Deforestation

April 30th, 2013 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

Although the act of deforestation plagues just about every area of the world, the country of Ethiopia has decided to take a strong stand against it. In the past, the Ethiopian government has placed bans on deforestation, but that did nothing to stop people from illegally cutting down trees. Today, they have a new plan […]

The United Nations Forum on Forests: what we can do to help

April 20th, 2013 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

At Cold Stream Farm, we recognize the importance of trees and forests, how they are necessary for our survival. After all, over 1.6 billion depend on forests for their livelihood. The United Nations is on board. The United Nations Forum on Forests recently concluded its tenth session, which is timely, considering we are losing forests […]

Trees cool the fire in our heads

April 17th, 2013 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

In the first stanza of Yeats’ “The Song of Wandering Aengus,” he writes, I went out to the hazel wood, Because a fire was in my head, And cut and peeled a hazel wand, And hooked a berry to a thread; And when white moths were on the wing, And moth-like stars were flickering out, […]

Colorado Ranger Plans to Save a Forest

March 9th, 2013 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

People of Minnesota, Scott Snelson is coming your way. Here is his story: Located in northwest Colorado, the White River National Forest has been starting to suffer from the negative effects of climate change and human impact. However, one man who cares deeply about the forest took action. For several years, Scott Snelson has been […]