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Friday, August 21, 2015
The Indiana State University campus is a little shadier these days thanks to the recent planting of dozens of trees. Ranging from 25-foot tall Siena Glen maple and American elms to smaller Canada chokecherry and tulip trees, about 45 trees were transplanted from university-owned tree farms to replace some of the more than...
Friday, August 21, 2015
An invasive pest is on Maine’s doorstep and forest health experts are stepping up efforts to detect the destructive bug as soon as it crosses the border. Last month, Belknap County became the latest county in New Hampshire to begin restricting the movement of firewood and other wood products. The quarantines are aimed at...
Friday, August 14, 2015
The roar of Nate Wells' grapple skidder echoes through the summer woodlands of Goodwin State Forest as the machine latches onto massive logs and hauls them up a muddy trail for transport to local sawmills. Wells, a burly, bearded lumberjack, is one of 23 for-profit timber contractors taking down trees on state land that...
Friday, July 31, 2015
A simple test using a screwdriver can help you see if a tree is dried out and needs more water, said Kelly Conroy with the Sacramento Tree Foundation. "Drive [the screwdriver] into the ground about six inches, and you can feel if the soil is dry and crumbly, then it needs some water, or if it comes up muddy or sticky, then...
Thursday, July 30, 2015
The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) recently selected Timmons Group to assist in the process of defining State Forestry Performance Measures.  The project will work to define a concise set of national priority performance measures and is supported by a partnership with the USDA Forest Service State &...
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
By Christopher Martin, Connecticut State Forester and Chair of the Forest Science & Health Committee In 2014, wildfires consumed 3,595,613 US acres at a taxpayer cost of $1,522,149,000. Heat, fuel and oxygen make up the basic recipe to a fire start. Combine record breaking heat and historic drought with millions of...
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
A growing group of outdoor recreation tourists have been filtering into local shops, restaurants and hotels in Grayling, Michigan over the last few years. They're birders, and they flock to Northern Michigan for one reason: to spot the rare Kirtland's Warbler.  Michigan Audubon Executive Director Jonathan Lutz estimates...
Friday, July 10, 2015
Sizing up the health of a forest may be hard to do with the naked eye. There’s a lot going on in there. Plants, animals, people and businesses all play critical roles behind the scenes. Forests are critical from every angle. Animals and people rely on them for food, clean air and fresh water. Businesses count on them to...
Monday, June 29, 2015
The weather forecast is calling for high temperatures around most of Oregon through the weekend and even into the middle of next week. It’s a time to keep fire prevention uppermost in our minds, and also, to remember to protect the health of trees in yards and landscapes by deeply watering them. “Summer temperatures can be...
Monday, June 22, 2015
The Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation released a guidebook last month on adapting forests for climate changes.   The guidebook, titled "Creating and Maintaining Resilient Forests in Vermont: Adapting Forests to Climate Change," was written with the purpose of supplementing current forest management planning and...

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