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Thursday, March 12, 2015
Forests are so important to people and our planet that the United Nations General Assembly declared March 21st as the International Day of Forests. Forests are the most biologically-diverse ecosystems on land, providing homes to animals, plants and insects while also supplying shelter, jobs and security to communities...
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
The emerald ash borer will create a slow-motion disaster for Nebraska, says Scott Josiah, general of an army of foresters bracing themselves for the fight. "We believe it's already in Nebraska," he said. "We just haven't found it yet." Josiah, the State Forester and director of the Nebraska Forest Service, is asking...
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Researchers from the U.S. Forest Service are trying to find ways to save northern Minnesota from the emerald ash borer, a tiny pest with a voracious appetite. Since it was discovered in Michigan nearly 20 years ago, the emerald ash borer has killed millions of ash trees across the Midwest and Canada. In Minnesota,...
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Foresters from across the United States' affiliated Pacific Islands met in Yap, Micronesia this month for their annual collaboration meeting. From March 1-6, about 50 attendees took part in Yap Days cultural observances; field visits to forest, fire and watershed restoration sites; and coordination meetings with partners...
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Ohioans are advised to be aware of the state’s outdoor burning regulations and take necessary precautions if they are planning to burn debris this spring, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). “Most wildfires in Ohio are caused by people that are simply careless when burning trash and other debris...
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
The Florida Forest Service team has been busy in Jackson County recently. On Monday, crew members were creating a fire line for private property owners, and also took time to deliver a big piece of equipment to one of the local volunteer fire departments. This one went to the Alford Volunteer Fire Department. The fire...
Friday, March 6, 2015
A Montana State University ecologist who has studied the movement of water through redwood trees has now received a federal grant to investigate the movement of nitrogen through a western Montana forest. Concerned about the productivity of mountainous forests across the American West, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's...
Friday, March 6, 2015
Native black cottonwood trees in North America including in British Columbia (B.C.), Canada are at serious risk of catching a killer, non­native fungus unless researchers can figure out how to stop it, B.C. forest scientists say. Black cottonwoods are found along B.C.'s coast and are an integral part of the ecosystem as...
Friday, March 6, 2015
The Svalbard "doomsday" vault, known for protecting global food crop seeds, has accepted its first delivery of forest tree species seeds. Norway spruce and Scots pine samples have entered the vault inside a mountain on the Arctic archipelago. The frozen depository opened in 2008 and is designed to withstand all natural and...
Friday, March 6, 2015
Scientists say signs of spring are appearing earlier in British woodlands because of temperature rises in past decades. They predict that climate change will alter the order in which different trees start to grow leaves, with long-term implications for the survival of some woodland plants. A 200-year-old record from a...

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