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Friday, June 27, 2014
New Zealand has become the world’s largest exporter of softwood logs, with shipments in 2013 accounting for more than 20 percent of global trade, according to estimates by Wood Resources International LLC. Russia and the United States ranked second and third as global log suppliers, each shipping about 15 percent of the...
Friday, June 27, 2014
The National Wildfire Coordinating Group has designated the week of June 30 to July 6, 2014 as “A Week to Remember, Reflect and Learn” to honor the memories of all fallen wildland firefighters and to reflect on lessons learned from different types of wildland fire accidents.   June 30, 2014 marks the one-year...
Friday, June 27, 2014
Fading Forests III is a new report released by the University of Tennessee and The Nature Conservancy compiling the latest data and analysis on the introduction, spread, and costs of non-native invasive tree pests and diseases.   Among the key findings: In the last dozen years the emerald ash borer has spread from...
Friday, June 27, 2014
Susan Stein has been selected as director of the USDA National Agroforestry Center (NAC) in Washington, D.C.   Stein brings extensive experience in technology transfer, working with researchers to communicate research results to managers, land owners, and policy-makers. Much of this work has been accomplished through...
Friday, June 20, 2014
Cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) is a perennial grass that’s causing huge problems in the Gulf Coast and other regions of the South where temperatures don’t get cold enough to limit its growth. This weed invades forests, rights-of-way, and agricultural fields, literally taking over the landscape and altering ecosystems....
Friday, June 20, 2014
With support from the NASF Foundation, NASF has selected Leslie Robertson of Illinois as its 2014 Photography Fellow. The outstanding photographer was selected from our strongest pool of candidates yet and will document the theme Working Forests Work throughout California, Florida, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Minnesota....
Friday, June 20, 2014
Patrice O'Brien of Oakland is the first woman to win the Mississippi Forestry Association Tree Farmer of the Year award. O’Brien got into the agriculture business when her father passed away in 1982, leaving the family's Twin Oaks Farm for her and her siblings to manage. “I was 30 years old at the time and had a full-time...
Friday, June 20, 2014
China's Shandong Tranlin Paper Co Ltd will invest $2 billion in a paper and fertilizer plant in Virginia that will be China's largest greenfield project in the United States. Shandong Tranlin will make the investment over five years near Richmond. The project will create 2,000 new jobs by 2020. Advanced manufacturing jobs...
Friday, June 20, 2014
Nearly 40 percent of recent development in the West has been in wildland fire zones. This risky pattern makes putting out fires more urgent, more dangerous and more expensive. The U.S. Forest Service has warned of “a catastrophic fire season in the Southwest” and has estimated that firefighting costs for the service and...
Friday, June 20, 2014
Enter the generation of en-TREE-preneurs—innovators using wood to create everything from iPhone cases to wooden speaker systems. Here are three such companies that are making a splash this year. Let's hope they source sustainably grown American wood! Read more > >  

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