Record Rates of Deforestation in Brazilian Amazon

A recent TIME article sheds light on the rapid deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon in the first six months of 2022. From satellite imagery, scientists have discovered 1,500 square miles of forest lost between January and June of this year. This deforestation rate breaks all existing records and therefore is uniquely alarming.

Why Big Trees Must Be Saved

MISSION GREEN founder Meg Lowman was interviewed in February 2022 by Robyn Williams for The Science Show produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. During the interview, Meg shared aspects of her 2021 memoir, The Arbornaut — especially from Chapter 12. Listen in as she discusses the critical importance of saving big trees.

California Redwoods and the Future of Trees

TREE Executive Director Meg Lowman’s most recent op-ed, “We must act now to save trees for future generations,” appeared in the print edition of the Sarasota Herald Tribune newspaper on August 1, 2022.  In her essay, Dr. Lowman highlights the threats that large trees like the redwoods in California, as well as our trees in Florida and across the […]

HÖRZU Wissen Interviews Meg

Dr. Meg Lowman’s book, The Arbornaut, has gone international! Recently, the German publication HÖRZU Wissen interviewed Dr. Lowman about her life and research. During the interview, Dr. Lowman discussed not only her personal history and beginnings in tree research, but also uses her endless passion to spread awareness of the need for environmentalism. The article […]

Meg Lowman Elected to ATREE-USA Board

Meg Lowman ATREE Board member

Meg Lowman Brings Global Expertise to Environmental Nonprofit Based in India TREE Foundation Executive Director Meg Lowman has been elected to the board of trustees for ATREE-USA, the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment, an international nonprofit based in Bangalore, India. ATREE is dedicated to interdisciplinary solutions to social and environmental problems. Dr. […]

Arbornaut Meg Lowman Profiled in National Geographic

Meg Lowman in National Geographic

What’s the first step in caring and acting to help the world’s forests? TREE Foundation Executive Director and Nat Geo Explorer Meg Lowman, featured in this fabulous profile “How To Be An Arbornaut” in the May 2022 issue of National Geographic magazine, explains the simple steps we can all take as human caretakers of this wild and precious planet.

Ginger Zee Visits Myakka Canopy Walkway


Meg Lowman met up with ABC News’ Ginger Zee in Sarasota’s gorgeous Myakka River State Park – Sarasota, Florida Canopy Walkway! They talked about how canopy walkways can inspire forest conservation and create a tourism economy. Ginger brought her family with her and along with learning a lot, they had a lot of fun too.

It’s Happening April 26! Join TREE for the Giving Challenge

2022 giving challenge

It’s Happening April 26! Join TREE for the Giving Challenge Calling All Tree, Forest and Planet Lovers! Mark Your Calendars! The TREE Foundation is appealing to you for your donations during the tremendous opportunity of the 24-hour 2022 Giving Challenge taking place April 26-27. You’ll Be Able to Double the First $100 of Your Donation! The Giving […]

Join Meg Lowman on TomorrowTalks hosted by Arizona State University!

Join Meg Lowman on TomorrowTalks hosted by Arizona State University! Meg will discuss her new book, “The Arbornaut: A Life Discovering the Eighth Continent in the Trees Above Us.” This online event, facilitated by Joni Adamson, President’s Professor of English and Distinguished Scholar in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory at ASU, will be […]