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Monday, March 23, 2015
Florida State Forester Jim Karels and the Florida Forest Service recognized the benefits of Florida's working forests at last Saturday's global recognition of the International Day of Forests. “Working forests have a significant positive influence on air quality and water supply,” said State Forester Jim Karels. “The...
Monday, March 23, 2015
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds Missourians that trees and forests throughout the state are valuable to our health, communities, economy, and environment. MDC encourages Missourians to celebrate the value of Missouri trees and forests on Arbor Days in April by planting native trees and practicing...
Monday, March 23, 2015
It's the time of year when the Kentucky Division of Forestry’s two tree nurseries are busy packing and shipping seedlings.  The busiest months for the spring planting season are March and April. The Forestry Division doesn’t send seedlings after April because it gets too warm and the bare root seedlings do not survive well...
Monday, March 16, 2015
The Buffalo Audubon Society, Western New York Land Conservancy, Friends of Reinstein Woods, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation have joined forces to improve the habitats of three natural areas by ridding them of garlic mustard. "Garlic mustard is an invasive species that is harming forests in...
Monday, March 16, 2015
Trees are a vital component of healthy urban communities, giving area residents a multitude of benefits including clean air, clean water, wildlife habitat and psychological well-being. Considering their many benefits, one might assume trees in our cities and communities receive the best of care. Unfortunately, when it...
Friday, March 6, 2015
A Montana State University ecologist who has studied the movement of water through redwood trees has now received a federal grant to investigate the movement of nitrogen through a western Montana forest. Concerned about the productivity of mountainous forests across the American West, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's...
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Many eastern Colorado trees were unprepared for the record-breaking cold in early November. Temperatures in Denver plunged from the high 60s to minus 14 degrees over just four days, and as a result, many trees suffered needle and bud damage that will impact tree health this year. “Foresters along the Front Range have been...
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Kansas windbreaks, also known as shelterbelts, offer a variety of benefits to Kansas farmers, says Bob Atchison of the Kansas Forest Service and recipient of NASF's 2014 Jim Sledge Current Achievement Award for Forest Resource Management. Windbreaks can help farmers increase crop yields up to 23 percent, improve calving...
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Nicole Leinders is the National Association of State Foresters’ Foundation intern. There is something magical about walking through an avenue of trees in the fall, branches reaching up and surrounding you in a tunnel of color as gold and brown leaves swirl through the air. There’s that smell of fresh earth mixed with a...
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Friday, Jan.16, was the 70th edition of Florida’s Arbor Day, which always occurs on the third Friday of each January. Florida, because of her shorter winters and a strong propensity to reach warm, subtropical temperatures rapidly, is the first state of the union to celebrate Arbor Day each year. Other states follow,...

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