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Thursday, January 29, 2015
After a tall and green life, Quercus macrocarpa, better known to friends as the President’s Oak, was taken down on Jan. 14, 2015, following a lengthy illness. The native bur oak was once a tree without a name. It was born about three centuries ago, at least 100 years before the university, into the open savannah emblematic...
Thursday, January 29, 2015
The Society of American Foresters (SAF) has named Louise A. Murgia, CF, as its Chief of Staff and Chief Operating Officer. Murgia assumed the position on January 1, 2015. In this role, Murgia will be responsible for managing the staff and day-to-day operations at SAF’s headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland. Murgia will join...
Friday, January 23, 2015
A set of 16 maps, commissioned by the United States Census and published in 1884 have been digitized by the David Rumsey Map Collection. The maps represent American forests by genus of tree, density, and position. The maps were compiled at the direction of dendrologist and horticulturist Charles Sprague Sargent. Sargent,...
Thursday, January 22, 2015
National Association of State Foresters Forestry Performance Measures for the United States REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) Request for Proposals Date: January 19, 2015 | Proposal Submission Deadline: 5:00 pm EST, February 27, 2015 The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) is requesting proposals from qualified...
Friday, January 9, 2015
If it takes a community to raise a kid, then Katie and Jennifer Barbeau are doing things right at the Mountain Girl Farm. So much of the food their goats eat is donated by neighbors in north Adams, Mass. The most in season item on the menu is Christmas trees. The goats eat them clean from the needles to the trunk.  "The...
Friday, December 12, 2014
The 2014 Wisconsin State of the Birds report highlights successful partnerships, conservation efforts and their positive impacts to bird species throughout the state. The Wisconsin State of the Birds Report contains excerpts from the State of the Birds Report, which is a national overview of the conservation status of...
Friday, December 12, 2014
In the decade since this Army post in southeast Georgia began planting trees to honor each of its soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, the living memorial known as Warriors Walk has become hallowed ground where friends and families remember the fallen and visiting dignitaries, including a president, come to pay...
Friday, December 12, 2014
What is the most common bird seen at bird feeders throughout North America in winter?  If you guessed juncos, you're probably one of a large number of birders and bird feeder watchers who enjoy seeing this small visitor from the north make its annual winter visits to the Ozarks. Dark-eyed Juncos, which also are commonly...
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
With support from the NASF Foundation, Leslie Robertson of Illinois spent five weeks in the woods. Robertson documented the theme "Working Forests Work" throughout California, Florida, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Minnesota. This unique project is an opportunity to help tell the story of America’s working forests through the...
Friday, November 28, 2014
Urban agriculture is playing an increasingly important role in global food security, a study has suggested. Researchers, using satellite data, found that agricultural activities within 20km of urban areas occupy an area equivalent to the 28-nation EU. The international team of scientists says the results should challenge...

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