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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...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
While rainstorms can rejuvenate a forest, they can also transform an urban road into a highway for pollutants. Stormwater runoff occurs when precipitation lands on surfaces like parking lots or other areas that can’t absorb it. When the water drains into nearby streams and rivers, it carries with it dirt and nutrients such...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Edison, New Jersey mayor Thomas Lankey and the township council dedicated a new memorial to honor late environmental activist and former council member Jane Tousman. The memorial for Tousman, who died March 22 at age 77, is located under a flowering dogwood tree near the second-floor entrance to the Municipal Complex’s...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Research ecologist Nathan Stephenson crawled around magnificent Giant Forest, checking young giant sequoias for damage from California’s three-year drought. Instead of stressed-out plants, he found young trees that looked pretty happy, he said. But at some point, he glanced upward and saw something startling. “The foliage...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
The 10th Biennial Longleaf Conference, Ninth annual Eastern Native Grass Symposium and Prescribed Fire Council Gathering was held in Alabama this week. The joint conference and symposium hosted those who manage or restore longleaf pine ecosystems and the grasslands that occur across the eastern United States.  Learn more...
Monday, October 20, 2014
Oak trees can be found all over the world, but they save their full display for the United States. More than 50 species of oak grow from coast to coast, and in a few unique places like Michigan, still form the basis for a rare and valuable ecosystem known as oak savannas. For wildlife as well as people, oaks are valuable...

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