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Thursday, May 21, 2015
People of all ages and backgrounds from across the U.S. and Canada came together Wednesday to break the Guinness World Record for the most trees planted in one hour by small teams. Organized by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI), more than 200,000 trees were planted simultaneously in 28 different communities. "...
Thursday, May 21, 2015
With the start of the summer travel and camping season this Memorial Day Weekend, Connecticut residents are being asked to help prevent the introduction and spread of destructive wood pests, like the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB), by buying and burning firewood near their vacation or camping destination. The ALB is...
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
With support from the Landscape Scale Restoration program of the USDA Forest Service, the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) is achieving goals outlined in its Forest Action Plan. Wildfire knows no boundaries, a reality that long has united wildland firefighters across jurisdictions. Oregon has turned the threat of...
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
National Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week runs from May 17 through May 23.  In Colorado this week, trees in high-traffic public parks or along street rights-of-way are encircled with wide bands of green or yellow ribbon that warn of the invasive tree pest, according to the Colorado State Forest Service. City parks and...
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today released a comprehensive, science-based strategy to address the increasing threat of wildfires that are damaging vital sagebrush landscapes and productive rangelands in the West. The Strategy details a more focused, coordinated and collaborative approach for rangeland fire...
Monday, May 18, 2015
More than half the world’s mangroves have been lost over the last century but all of those surviving in Sri Lanka, one of their most important havens, are now to be protected in an unprecedented operation. The organiser of the project, the biggest of its kind, see the role of women as the key to its success. Mangroves are...
Monday, May 18, 2015
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ State Forest Nursery is helping Iowans to plant more trees this spring by offering 100 additional seedlings to each specialty packet purchased until Memorial Day weekend, while supplies last. “With the continuing impacts of emerald ash borer, we want to make it easy for Iowans to...
Monday, May 18, 2015
An urban “heat island” is the condition where urban areas are significantly warmer than the surrounding countryside during the heat of summer due to human activity and the large amount of heat-absorbing surfaces, plus the lack of vegetation and the cooling it provides. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, “...
Thursday, May 14, 2015
A stout brown wasp called the sawfly, eating needles off ponderosa pines across 7,430 acres southeast of Denver, is expected to spread. Afflicted ponderosas change from puffy green pines to defoliated spines. The outbreak of sawfly wasps is the latest of multiple insect epidemics degrading Colorado forests including...
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
With support from the State Fire Assistance program of the USDA Forest Service, the Florida Forest Service is achieving goals outlined in its Forest Action Plan. In 2014 the Florida Forest Service protected 2.5 million acres of public and private forestland through prescribed fires. 214,000 acres of state lands were...

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