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Friday, October 10, 2014
Moose Creek district ranger Joe Hudson and Byron Bonney, retired fire staff officer, worked together in the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest to make better tactical decisions for the Johnson Bar Fire. The men used developed a long-term plan and entered it into the Wildland Fire Decision Support System, a web-based...
Friday, October 10, 2014
Pine nuts, or pignolias, are a critical component of a good pesto sauce. It turns out that pine nuts don't generally come from orchards, or fields, or plantations. They come from pine forests. The nuts are hidden inside the cones of certain species of pine, such as the mighty Siberian pine, which covers thousands of square...
Friday, October 10, 2014
Trees in the U.K. are being injected with a garlic extract to cure them of deadly diseases. Garlic contains the compound allicin, which can fight bacterial and fungal infections. “Over the last four years we have treated 60 trees suffering badly with bleeding canker of horse chestnut. All of the trees were cured,” said...
Friday, October 10, 2014
The emerald ash borer, which is destroying ash trees in a large swath of the nation, has apparently spread to a different tree, a researcher at Wright State University suspects. Biology professor Don Cipollini, Ph.D., director of the Environmental Sciences Ph.D. Program, has found that the invasive green beetle has...
Friday, October 10, 2014
The United States Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Softwood Lumber Board and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council, has launched the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize Competition. This competitive prize, open to teams of architects, engineers, and developers, will showcase the architectural and commercial...
Friday, October 10, 2014
According to some Chinese officials, the prevalence of wood-framed homes helped keep the death toll low from Tuesday's magnitude 6.6 quake in Jinggu County. Huang Fugang, director of the provincial seismological administration, said that homes in the thickly forested area are generally built with wood, and that such...
Monday, October 6, 2014
As everyone reads this article on their respective computer screens, it’s hard to escape the sense that Americans are less connected to the outdoors. Not only does this have negative consequences for our personal health, it can have impacts on our local environment if we aren’t careful. For instance, water quality suffers...
Friday, October 3, 2014
Forestry professionals are not only logging, but will now log-in before doing forestry work. In August 2013, the Oregon Department of Forestry began developing a Notification of Forest Operations process with a simple 21st century solution: E-Notification. Starting October 1, E-Notification occurs through the Forest...
Friday, October 3, 2014
Texas A&M Forest Service has completed a new study of the economic contribution provided by forestry-driven, wood-based industries in Texas. The report shows that the total economic contributions of the Texas forest sector include $30.3 billion in industry output, supporting more than 130,600 jobs; and continues to...
Friday, October 3, 2014
Two of the Ad Council’s most historic public service advertising (PSA) campaigns were voted by the public as a “Favorite Advertising Icon” and “Favorite Advertising Slogan,” as part of Advertising Week 2014. Winning the contest will put Smokey Bear in the Advertising Walk of Fame alongside Madison Avenue.  “We’re thrilled...

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