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Friday, January 9, 2015
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), working collaboratively with scientists funded by The American Chestnut Foundation, have helped confirm that addition of a wheat gene increases the blight resistance of American chestnut trees. The ORNL team, in collaboration with...
Friday, January 9, 2015
An initiative to develop new sustainable wood projects to support rural economies by constructing a new style of tall buildings was announced at Oregon's Business Leadership Summit. Thomas Maness, dean of the Oregon State University College of Forestry, told the gathering that his school is partnering with the University...
Friday, January 9, 2015
Washington Department of Natural Resources officials think thinning and restoring more forests on public and private lands throughout the state could help prevent another wildfire season like 2014, which was the most destructive in state history. The agency is asking the state legislature to quintuple the amount spent on...
Friday, January 9, 2015
The American Forest Foundation (AFF) announced the release of its updated Standards of Sustainability for Forest Certification under the American Tree Farm System (ATFS). The Standards, which are revised every five years, are the result of a rigorous, multi-stakeholder process and based on international guidelines for...
Monday, December 22, 2014
Blog submitted by Julie Coop, Urban and Community Forestry Coordinator with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. The Greening the Gateway Cities program (GGC) is a multi-agency partnership designed to reduce household heating and cooling energy use by increasing tree canopy cover in urban areas....
Friday, December 19, 2014
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been positively identified in Appanoose, Lucas, Mahaska, Marion and Monroe counties in southern Iowa. EAB kills all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America. The discovery of this series of infestations started when a forestry...
Friday, December 19, 2014
Kentuky's bourbon industry is experiencing tremendous growth, with many distilleries using homegrown commodities such as corn to give the spirit a real Kentucky flavor.   But there is another “crop” all producers must use to create true bourbon: White oak for the chard barrels used in the aging process. According to the...
Friday, December 19, 2014
Antonio Stradivari, the master violin maker whose instruments sell for millions of dollars today, has been dead for nearly three centuries. Only 650 of his instruments are estimated to survive. But the forest where the luthier got his lumber is alive and well. And thanks to the surprising teamwork of modern instrument...
Friday, December 12, 2014
What is the most common bird seen at bird feeders throughout North America in winter?  If you guessed juncos, you're probably one of a large number of birders and bird feeder watchers who enjoy seeing this small visitor from the north make its annual winter visits to the Ozarks. Dark-eyed Juncos, which also are commonly...
Friday, December 12, 2014
The 2014 Wisconsin State of the Birds report highlights successful partnerships, conservation efforts and their positive impacts to bird species throughout the state. The Wisconsin State of the Birds Report contains excerpts from the State of the Birds Report, which is a national overview of the conservation status of...

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