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Thursday, January 29, 2015
After a tall and green life, Quercus macrocarpa, better known to friends as the President’s Oak, was taken down on Jan. 14, 2015, following a lengthy illness. The native bur oak was once a tree without a name. It was born about three centuries ago, at least 100 years before the university, into the open savannah emblematic...
Thursday, January 29, 2015
The Melbourne city council in Australia has devised an interactive urban forest map that provides individual data on each of the 70,000 trees that line the streets and parks of central Melbourne. Each tree is assigned an identification number, which allows you to email it. Ostensibly this is to report damaged branches, but...
Thursday, January 29, 2015
The Delaware River watershed is one of our nation’s most treasured resources. It is home to more than 7 million people and the water supply for more than 15 million in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. An historic new Farm Bill program at USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will help farmers...
Thursday, January 29, 2015
The Society of American Foresters (SAF) has named Louise A. Murgia, CF, as its Chief of Staff and Chief Operating Officer. Murgia assumed the position on January 1, 2015. In this role, Murgia will be responsible for managing the staff and day-to-day operations at SAF’s headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland. Murgia will join...
Thursday, January 29, 2015
The Florida Forest Service will promote the benefits of prescribed fire during Prescribed Fire Awareness Week, Jan. 25-31. Prescribed fire plays a vital role in maintaining the health of Florida’s nearly 17 million acres forestlands and preventing devastating wildfires. “The Florida Forest Service encourages the careful...
Friday, January 23, 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...
Friday, January 23, 2015
A set of 16 maps, commissioned by the United States Census and published in 1884 have been digitized by the David Rumsey Map Collection. The maps represent American forests by genus of tree, density, and position. The maps were compiled at the direction of dendrologist and horticulturist Charles Sprague Sargent. Sargent,...
Friday, January 23, 2015
The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation has announced that Commissioner Michael Snyder has adopted a set of voluntary harvesting guidelines for private landowners to help ensure long-term forest health and sustainability.         In 2013, the Vermont General Assembly passed Act 24, requiring the...
Friday, January 23, 2015
New Mexicans have an easy opportunity to turn just a few dollars of their state tax refund into trees for New Mexico communities through the New Mexico Forest Re-Leaf Program. All it takes is filling out a simple form attached to the state tax return. Funded exclusively through private donations, the New Mexico Forest Re-...
Thursday, January 22, 2015
National Association of State Foresters Forestry Performance Measures for the United States REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) Request for Proposals Date: January 19, 2015 | Proposal Submission Deadline: 5:00 pm EST, February 27, 2015 The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) is requesting proposals from qualified...

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