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Friday, November 7, 2014
In the savannahs of southern Africa and South America, some trees live with most of their branches underground with just leaves and some twigs above the surface. Recent research into when and why underground trees first evolved is starting to shed light on how the savannahs in which they live came into being. Savannahs are...
Friday, November 7, 2014
If you live in the northeast, here are some tree health tips from the Vermont Garden Journal:  Most garden plants have gone dormant for the season in Vermont, and its important to protect your trees and shrubs. Young trees and shrubs are particularly susceptible to animal damage because the critters love the tender bark...
Friday, November 7, 2014
The U.S. Forest Service will waive fees at most of its day-use recreation sites from Nov. 8 - 11, 2014, in honor of Veteran's Day. The program is in cooperation with other federal land management agencies under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. Fees will be waived generally for day-use areas, such as picnic...
Friday, November 7, 2014
UC Berkeley’s forestry and natural resources major is one of only a handful in the state and the most female dominated by far. “They have more resources and coaches and a lot more burly men,” said Gonen of other forestry programs, such as those at Humboldt State and Cal Poly. “But we have spirit, and we have a lot of fun...
Friday, November 7, 2014
In recent decades, the number of aspens in Arizona’s higher elevations has declined sharply. A 2001 study by the USDA Forest Service said that Arizona has seen a 96 percent decline in aspen acreage since 1900, the largest by far among states with significant aspen populations. Mary Lou Fairweather, a Flagstaff-based forest...
Friday, November 7, 2014
We’ve lost more than 6 million bats in 25 states since 2006 to white nose syndrome, an epidemic that is causing catastrophic die-offs in America’s cave bat populations. To fight white nose syndrome, the Nature Conservancy (TNC) has built an artificial cave next to an existing natural bat cave. The artificial cave can be...
Friday, November 7, 2014
More than 100 Colorado communities have now earned Firewise Communities/USA® recognition for taking steps to reduce their wildfire risk. “Reaching the one hundred community benchmark is a major accomplishment,” said Cathy Prudhomme, the community outreach program manager for the National Fire Protection Association’s...
Monday, November 3, 2014
Along with many public-agency and landowner partners, State Forester Doug Decker and the Oregon Department of Forestry are taking a major step toward a better future in wildfire management across broad landscapes. Foresters know that some ecosystems depend on periodic fires in order to remain healthy. Many forests have...
Friday, October 31, 2014
The USDA Forest Service has requested proposals to substantially expand and accelerate wood energy and wood products markets throughout the United States to support forest management needs on National Forest System and other forest lands. The grants and cooperative agreements awarded under this announcement will support...
Friday, October 31, 2014
As part of the continued rapid implementation of the 2014 Farm Bill, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced proposed new actions to include new forest products in the BioPreferred® program. The proposal also includes other traditional biobased products and other mature market products, which have been produced...

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