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Martin Litton in his Cessna (2006). © Ricardo Dearatanha/Los Angeles Times

At the age of 95 Martin Litton (with his vintage Cessna 195) is still the guarding eye and voice for the Giant Sequoia National Monument Park in California.

forest evaporation in Thailand. © Abdulroheem Lungleengo/shutterstock.com

Pressure on the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) mounts to stop intentionally excluding tree canopy effects on measurements and climate modelling.

Forest Hero Shigeatsu Hatakeyama. © Ryo Murakami/UNU

The positive influence forests have on ocean ecology and biodiversity was put to good use by a Japanese oyster farmer who received a UN Forest Heroes Award.

Wangari Maathai. © Green Belt Movement

Wangari Maathai, founder of the Green Belt Movement, which so far has planted 51 million trees and trained over 30,000 women, died on 25 September 2011.

Felix Finkbeiner delivering his speech at the UN headquarters. © Plant-for-the-Planet

Felix Finkbeiner giving a UN speech about the importance of forests for world climate and social justice and that nobody is too small to make a difference.

Buddhist monks in northwest Cambodia ordaining a tree. © Equator Initiative

The monks of the Samraong Pagoda received the 2010 Equator Prize for saving evergreen forest in northwest Cambodia by ordaining venerable trees as monks.