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Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Today more than 80 percent of the U.S. population lives in urban areas. It’s therefore fortunate we now understand many of the physical and psychological benefits healthy trees provide urbanites: Our parks and trees are more than aesthetically pleasing areas that help address pollution problems. Children are spending more...
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
National forest officials in Colorado and Wyoming said Monday that they plan to reopen more campgrounds and change tactics as a massive outbreak of mountain pine beetles wanes. Workers will now turn their attention more toward removing dead trees to prevent them from exacerbating wildfires, Medicine Bow-Routt National...
Monday, February 9, 2015
A new $13 million U.S. Department of Agriculture program designed to improve Kansas’ water quality, support wildlife habitat and enhance the environment was announced recently for Kansas State University and the Kansas Forest Service. The program is part of $370 million in federal funding for the new USDA Regional...
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
The Florida Forest Service has invited area teachers to take part in the Florida Forestry Teachers' Tour on June 23-26, according to a news release. The event, held at Fernandina Beach, will bring 45 teachers from across the state to learn how forestry works in Florida. "This four-day event demonstrates to educators that...
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,...
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Now is a good time for tree pruning, while temperatures remain cold, according to Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources tree health experts. “The best time to prune trees in Wisconsin is during winter when a tree is dormant,” said DNR Urban Forester Don Kissinger. This is because insects and diseases that attack open...
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
More than a third of U.S. forests are owned by individuals and families—a larger share than the federal government or various companies own. As we work to protect both the environment and rural economies, family-owned forests are hugely important yet too often overlooked, according to the American Forest Foundation....
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
The National Association of State Foresters' Forest Science and Health Committee welcome new committee contractor Robert (Bob) Simpson.  In addition to his contract position with NASF's committee, Simpson is President and CEO of GreenWoodGlobal Consulting, Ltd. His firm specializes in working with forest products companies...
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) recently announced that it will receive $1.3 million in federal grant monies from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help private landowners in Missouri improve grasslands, glades and woodlands on their properties for both wildlife habitat and agriculture production....

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