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Friday, June 5, 2015
A tour of the International Forest of Friendship, a walk through a seven-acre, 15- to 17-year-old black walnut plantation and a visit to the American Walnut Company's mill are some of the highlights of the 2015 Walnut Council Field Day scheduled for June 10 in Atchison, Kan. The day also includes a St. Joseph, Mo., company...
Friday, June 5, 2015
U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell invites children and families to experience the many benefits of nature by participating in the 8th annual National Get Outdoors Day, Saturday, June 13, 2015. The event, also known as "GO Day," inspires national and local organizations to come together to promote the social, economic...
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
With support from the USDA Forest Service, Vermont’s Urban and Community Forestry and Forest Health programs are achieving goals outlined in the state’s Forest Action Plan. Hemlock woolly adelgid and elongate hemlock scale are forest pests causing major damage throughout the native range of eastern hemlock, and are moving...
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Bush honeysuckle is a serious threat to Missouri landowners. Originally planted in urban areas, it is spreading to the Missouri countryside and strangling native plants and trees. “A lot of folks I initially talk to like it because it provides a ‘nice’ privacy screen … until a few years later and then they cannot even walk...
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
South Carolina State Forester Gene Kodama has been selected to receive the Society of American Foresters’ Gifford Pinchot Medal. One of the most esteemed forestry awards in the nation, the medal is presented every two years to a forestry professional in recognition of exceptional contributions to the administration,...
Monday, June 1, 2015
Save the date: The University of Maryland Extension will offer the General Forestry Course for the Fall 2015 semester. Both the PAPER AND ONLINE version will be offered.  The course begins September 1 and runs until December 15, 2015.  Registration opens July 1. To register visit http://extension.umd.edu/forestry-course. “...
Monday, June 1, 2015
A recent study shows that Connecticut’s forests are making a major contribution to the state’s economy – in addition to providing scenic beauty, habitat for wildlife, protection of resources, and abundant outdoor recreation opportunities for residents and visitors alike. The study conducted by the North East State...
Thursday, May 28, 2015
With support from the USDA Forest Service State & Private Forestry competitive grant program, the New Mexico State Forestry Division is achieving goals outlined in its Forest Action Plan. The devastation experienced following a destructive wildfire can be felt long after the flames have died down and the fire crews...
Thursday, May 28, 2015
A leading coalition of forest owners, wood suppliers and manufacturers of pulp and paper goods announced today the creation of Biomass101.org, a clearinghouse for scientifically sound information on carbon-neutral bioenergy.  Biomass101 is an effort jointly produced by the American Forest & Paper Association, American...
Thursday, May 28, 2015
The U.S. Forest Service announced Tuesday more than $1.9 million in Community Forest Program grants to support local communities and preserve community forests across the United States. The Community Forest Program provides financial assistance grants to local governments, tribes and qualified nonprofit organizations...

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