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Friday, November 14, 2014
Several states are trying to protect their borders from a little beetle that could cost the black walnut industry millions of dollars. Thousand cankers disease has been confirmed in Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Vermont, Nevada, California, Idaho, Washington, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia. Several...
Friday, November 14, 2014
Wintry weather has arrived in Oklahoma and forestry officials say it's the perfect time to order tree seedlings and shrubs for planting this winter. The Oklahoma Forestry Services nursery has begun taking orders for seedlings that are specifically selected to thrive in Oklahoma's harsh climate. State Forester George...
Friday, November 14, 2014
A coalition led by the Kennebec Land Trust organized a conference today focused on sustainable forestry and its role in Maine’s local economies. The conference discussed the economic value of locally made wood products and the regional dynamics of New England’s forestland and forest products economy. Theresa Kerchner,...
Friday, November 14, 2014
The USDA Forest Service (USFS) announced that it exceeded its forest restoration goals for Fiscal Year 2014, highlighting the agency’s continued commitment to improving the health of the America’s National Forests, reducing the threat of catastrophic wildfire, and protecting watersheds.  “The Forest Service has made...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Students often have bright ideas for the future, and sometimes that takes the form of preserving our wooded past. On the south west edge of Fayetteville, Arkansas rests Mount Kessler, a favored spot for hiking and mountain bikers. Filled with rocky formations reminiscent of Gettysburg’s Devil’s Den and covered in a woody...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, NASF will be a part of a celebration. You've heard of Black Friday and you've maybe surfed the web on Cyber Monday. Designated Giving Tuesday, 12/2 is a day dedicated to giving back. #GivingTuesday is a special call to action and creates a national day of giving around the annual shopping and...
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...

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