Happy International Day of Forests!

Flathead National Forest, Montana
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International Day of Forests actually began as World Forestry Day in 1971, established at the annual Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization. The United Nations declared March 21st the International Day of Forests in 2012.

Ramapo State Forest, New Jersey

The purpose of the day is to raise awareness of the importance of forests. Deforestation is a major factor in climate change. Here are some forests we’ve visited.

Green Mountains National Forest in Vermont
Joshua Tree National Forest

16 thoughts on “Happy International Day of Forests!

    1. Deforestation was a serious problem here in the Northeast in the 1800s. Fortunately, parks and preserves were established which allowed some of them to recover. When I think of Australia, I think of red rocks or cities with beautiful architecture…you’re right, I’ve never really seen a forested Australia depicted in films.

  1. How did I not know about International Day of Forests? Forests are so important, not just to our individual well-being, but to the overall health of the planet and all the creatures that inhabit it. Great post – thank you!

  2. I am sitting in my back yard looking out at the national forest that backs up to our property, all million acres of it. I just wished it Happy International Forest Day. πŸ™‚ –Curt

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