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Monday, September 26, 2011
The District Department of Transportation is seeking an Urban Forester to work with the DDOT Urban Forestry Administration to review and analyze urban forest conditions throughout the District of Columbia. Visit http://www.dc.gov to apply online. Closing date is October 21.
Friday, September 16, 2011
The NASF Washington Weekly Report will be on hiatus next week while staff, members and partners gather in Baltimore, Maryland, for the 89th Annual Meeting. The newsletter will republish on September 30.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
According to an entomologist with the USDA Forest Service, the emerald ash borer is "the most destructive insect we have in North America.” The ash borer has already spread so far that eradication is no longer considered a possibility. Instead, officials want to slow the spread, aiming to protect as many of the nation’s...
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
A group of American and Canadian scientists recently outlined a new way to analyze the costs of invasive insects, specifically the emerald ash borer, gypsy moth and hemlock woolly adelgid. The scientists set out to calculate the costs incurred by governments, homeowners and timber-land owners in cutting down or...
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The Boy Scouts of America received the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) President's Award recently for its leadership in embracing third-party forest certification and educating youth about the value of sustainable forest management. SFI and the Society of American Foresters (SAF) teamed up at the 2010 National...
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Huge swaths of lodgepole pines in beetle-kill areas are past due to fall at any time, based on observations from Colorado State Forest Service foresters who have estimated that about 80 percent of Colorado’s lodgepole pine trees killed by mountain pine beetles will fall within a decade of dying.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The Oregon Department of Forestry is changing the way it spots fires. Cameras are replacing people at several lookout stations in the state, expanding ODF's ability to find fires.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
The native forest ecosystems in the western Great Lakes region adapted to earthworm-free conditions for 10,000 years. Now, a growing population is changing the face of local forests. When earthworms take over a forest, they cause the rapid incorporation of organic material into the soil, changing its structure, chemistry...
Monday, September 12, 2011
Four hundred swamp white oaks soften the landscape around the memorials at the site of the World Trade Center in New York City. The oaks were chosen for their ability to shrug off urban conditions and disease, as well as for their beauty. Memorial trees were planted around the country to honor the anniversary of 9/11....
Friday, September 9, 2011
When supplemented by ground-based methods, digital photography can be used for early detection of invasive species that might threaten native plant populations.

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