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Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Across Texas, scores of wildfires are burning out of control including one of the worst in the state's history. Funding cuts have stretched the Texas Forest Service and its firefighters to their limits, resources have been coming in from other states around the country: New Mexico sends help to Texas to fight fires  OH...
Friday, September 2, 2011
Trees infested with the Asian longhorned beetle have shown remarkable resilience in physically coping with the insect's onslaught, a recently released study by researchers from Harvard University and the U.S. Forest Service shows.
Friday, September 2, 2011
The Justice Department raided the Memphis and Nashville offices of the Gibson guitar manufacturing company this week, seizing several pallets of wood, electronic files and guitars as part of a crackdown on illegally harvested hardwoods from protected forests. Gibson claims the seized wood  is from a Forest Stewardship...
Friday, September 2, 2011
NASF sent letters to House and Senate leaders to offer recommendations for the next Farm Bill that are priorities for State Foresters—many of which are shared by the Forests in the Farm Bill Coalition—and are essential in implementing each state's forest action plan. State Foresters recognize that writing the next Farm...
Thursday, September 1, 2011
The nation can vastly increase the amount of energy it gets from biomass-derived sources without jeopardizing – and possibly even helping – the environment, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The DOE’s optimistic assessment came with the release of a “2011 U.S. Billion-Ton Update: Biomass Supply for a...
Thursday, September 1, 2011
The Forest Service's Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry program is partnering with the District of Columbia Urban Forestry Administration, Department of Transportation, and district public schools, to examine the feasibility and cost of using wood samples from dead and dying trees to detect exotic wood boring...
Monday, August 29, 2011
The Forest Resources Association announced that it had joined with other members of the H-2B Workforce Coalition in the decision to bring suit against the U.S. Department of Labor, opposing DOL's implementation of its new guestworker wage rule, scheduled to go into effect on October 1, 2011. FRA argues the rule puts an...
Friday, August 26, 2011
A new ally in the war against emerald ash borer is none other than a native ground-nesting wasp, Cerceris fumipennis, which preys on the tree-killing bug. Researchers hope the wasp's activity will serve as a monitoring tool in areas where the ash borer has not yet been detected. By the time people see ash borers, the...
Friday, August 26, 2011
From the Dutch elm disease pandemic to todays beetles and other bugs, an article in New York University's Scienceline takes a look at the growing number of pathogens that are placing tree populations around the globe at increased risk.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Foresters need to take a proactive approach to keeping their forests climate-ready, says the author of two studies on assisted migration in the forests of the Canadian province of Alberta. The research found that locally collected seed may not be best suited for reforestation efforts, and that choosing alternative...

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