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Friday, July 18, 2014
The Nature Conservancy, along with PNM, Avalon Trust, Wells Fargo and Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, is launching a new fundraising effort to help thin the Cibola National Forest in an effort to prevent damage to the area’s water supply.The thinning project will take place in a section of the forest near Sandia Park.   The...
Friday, July 18, 2014
Between 2010 and 2012, forest cover in India increased by 2,266 square miles according to the State of the Forest Report 2013 released this month. The UK's Guardian newspaper paints a less rosy picture, however, citing India may be losing quality of its forests. Read the full article and decide for yourself > >  
Friday, July 18, 2014
Florida's aspiring Eagle Scout Orion Leavy, 15, and Mildred Helms Elementary graduate Riley Browne, 11, have taken on separate projects with similar missions: planting hundreds of trees to beautify and add more green to Largo’s landscape. The trees for both projects will come from the city’s tree fund, which businesses and...
Friday, July 18, 2014
Plant biologist Gerald Tuskan of Oak Ridge National Laboratory is studying lignin, a fibrous polymer that helps strengthen plant cell walls. With a tensile strength greater than steel, carbon fiber made from lignin has countless uses. "We can melt it and spin it into carbon fibers," Tuskan said. "Depending on what your...
Friday, July 18, 2014
For their ideas in answering a challenge issued by the United States Department of Agriculture, a team lead by the University of Tennessee was recently awarded a federal grant of more than $200,000.   The project, “Storm Water Goes Green: Investigating the Benefit and Health of Urban Trees in Green Infrastructure...
Friday, July 18, 2014
A wood particle board mill that has been shut down in Athens, Georgia since 2008 will come reopen to produce wood pellets for export.   Waycross-based E-Pellets LLC said it will produce wood pellets at the former Louisiana Pacific oriented strand board plant after acquiring it from the the Nashville-based building...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
By Leslie RobertsonNASF Photo Fellow I woke up early on Thursday and headed to St. Croix State Forest. St. Croix suffered from a blowdown on July 1, 2011. Although I could see parts that were still suffering from those injuries to the trees and land, I could still see a lot of life and recovery happening. The campsite area...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By Leslie RobertsonNASF Photo Fellow I spent the morning at the NewPage Duluth Paper Mill. Communications Director Kalee Hermanson was an excellent tour guide and showed me around many of the interesting parts of the paper mill. The mill runs year-round and produces paper for magazine-style inserts. I was able to see their...
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Blog post by Leslie Robertson NASF Photo Fellow This morning I headed over to the Forest History Center in Grand Rapids. Since we were on a tight timeline, the site manager Jeff met me and showed me around via golf cart. The Forest History Center consisted of a Visitors Center with various exhibits and artifacts and a...
Monday, July 14, 2014
By Leslie Robertson NASF Photo Fellow Today I met with Amy Kay and Laura from the Department of Natural Resources who explained the week to me and set me up with my Prius. I drove from St. Paul, MN three hours upstate to Paul Bunyan State Forest. I met with a third generation tree harvester named James who was kind enough...

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