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Thursday, February 5, 2015
The Florida Forest Service has invited area teachers to take part in the Florida Forestry Teachers' Tour on June 23-26, according to a news release. The event, held at Fernandina Beach, will bring 45 teachers from across the state to learn how forestry works in Florida. "This four-day event demonstrates to educators that...
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Friday, Jan.16, was the 70th edition of Florida’s Arbor Day, which always occurs on the third Friday of each January. Florida, because of her shorter winters and a strong propensity to reach warm, subtropical temperatures rapidly, is the first state of the union to celebrate Arbor Day each year. Other states follow,...
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
In a cooperative partnership with the North Carolina Tree Farm Program (NCTFP), State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) is pleased to assist the non-profit organization with the distribution of bluebird houses to NCTFP’s newly certified tree farmers. The bluebird houses are an addition to the Program’s “Welcome Package” – a...
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Now is a good time for tree pruning, while temperatures remain cold, according to Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources tree health experts. “The best time to prune trees in Wisconsin is during winter when a tree is dormant,” said DNR Urban Forester Don Kissinger. This is because insects and diseases that attack open...
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
More than a third of U.S. forests are owned by individuals and families—a larger share than the federal government or various companies own. As we work to protect both the environment and rural economies, family-owned forests are hugely important yet too often overlooked, according to the American Forest Foundation....
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
The National Association of State Foresters' Forest Science and Health Committee welcome new committee contractor Robert (Bob) Simpson.  In addition to his contract position with NASF's committee, Simpson is President and CEO of GreenWoodGlobal Consulting, Ltd. His firm specializes in working with forest products companies...
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) recently announced that it will receive $1.3 million in federal grant monies from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help private landowners in Missouri improve grasslands, glades and woodlands on their properties for both wildlife habitat and agriculture production....
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
California, as part of its greenhouse gas reduction initiative, has taken the unprecedented move of allocating a large pot of urban forestry money exclusively to disadvantaged communities plagued by pollution. Advocates for Urban Releaf, an Oakland-based urban forestry company, has applied for the forestry dollars as part...
Monday, February 2, 2015
It’s not a matter of if the emerald ash borer will reach Nebraska. It’s a matter of when. That was the message delivered Thursday as members of the city’s parks department and tree board met with University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Educator Kelly Feehan and Laurie Stepanek of the Nebraska Forest Service to discuss the...
Thursday, January 29, 2015
WoodWorks, an initiative of the Wood Products Council, announced the 16 winners of its 2015 Wood Design Awards.  The winners are split over nine categories on the regional and national level.  View the winners in this photo gallery > >

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