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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...
Friday, November 14, 2014
Antlers are seeing uses that would seem incomprehensible to hunters of days gone by. The branched horns cast off annually by deer, elk and moose now hang from ceilings as chandeliers, complement furniture and become a canvas for carvers. Nutrient-rich elk bones also head across the Pacific to be used in Asian countries...
Friday, November 14, 2014
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says 21 cities, conservation districts and other recipients will be awarded federal grants for urban forestry projects.      A total of $90,132 will be divided among the winners. The competitive grant program is sponsored by the DNR and the U.S. Forest Service.      It promotes...
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...
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
Today is Texas Arbor Day, and it's during the best time of year to plant trees across Texas. The first Texas Arbor Day was observed in 1889, celebrating the benefits that trees provide over a lifetime. To plant trees this weekend, Texans should select trees that are well-suited to a site. The mature size of a tree should...
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...

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