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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...
Monday, November 3, 2014
Along with many public-agency and landowner partners, State Forester Doug Decker and the Oregon Department of Forestry are taking a major step toward a better future in wildfire management across broad landscapes. Foresters know that some ecosystems depend on periodic fires in order to remain healthy. Many forests have...
Friday, October 31, 2014
The USDA Forest Service has requested proposals to substantially expand and accelerate wood energy and wood products markets throughout the United States to support forest management needs on National Forest System and other forest lands. The grants and cooperative agreements awarded under this announcement will support...
Friday, October 31, 2014
As part of the continued rapid implementation of the 2014 Farm Bill, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced proposed new actions to include new forest products in the BioPreferred® program. The proposal also includes other traditional biobased products and other mature market products, which have been produced...
Friday, October 31, 2014
Researchers with the USDA Forest Service are looking for ash trees that survived the attack of the emerald ash borer. The invasive insect has been spreading across the Midwest and beyond since 2002, killing millions of ash trees in its wake.  The Northern Research Station has launched a new online reporting tool. They want...
Friday, October 31, 2014
Loggers Tim, Dean and Duane White typically finish cutting winter wood for their home clients by mid-October, then shift to supplying timber to area lumber mills. This year, though, the mills will have to wait. Calls for firewood have doubled and the Whites are working against the clock to cut fuel for customers before...
Friday, October 31, 2014
Longtime outreach efforts by the Mississippi State University Extension Service's forestry department received significant attention when it won a national award. MSU Extension Forestry won the 2014 Family Forests Education Award presented by the National Woodland Owners Association and the National Association of...
Friday, October 31, 2014
New York agencies have confirmed the presence of southern pine beetle (SPB) in three locations along the southern shore of Long Island. Personnel from multiple agencies worked together to verify the presence of this destructive beetle after the discovery of dead and dying pine trees in portions of the Wertheim National...
Friday, October 31, 2014
Two years ago this week, Hurricane Sandy ravaged New Jersey with a force not experienced here in a century, and the devastation it caused to coastal areas was the subject of local and national news for weeks and months after. “It was some of the worst storm surge flooding we’ve ever seen,” confirmed arborist Chris Padot,...
Friday, October 31, 2014
Harley-Davidson® and The Nature Conservancy are mobilizing the company's global community of riders to raise funds to plant 50 million trees worldwide by 2025 as part of the Renew the Ride™ initiative. Dedicated to the goal of preserving the open road for future generations of riders, Renew the Ride is the latest global...

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