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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...
Friday, July 11, 2014
A Purdue University research team led by Michael Jenkins, associate professor of forest ecology, found that a 17-year-long Indiana Department of Natural Resources policy of organizing hunts in state parks has successfully spurred the regrowth of native tree seedlings, herbs and wildflowers rendered scarce by browsing...
Friday, July 11, 2014
State forestry officials have been receiving numerous calls about a disease affecting white pine trees, but they say there should be no rush to cut them down because the trees may yet survive. Needles on infected trees have been changing color and falling off in recent weeks, prompting calls to the Maine Forest Service....
Friday, July 11, 2014
Stefan Schnitzer of the School of Freshwater Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute studies woody vines in the tropical forests of Panama.   The results of his research could have implications for global climate change.   The vines, Schnitzer discovered,...
Friday, July 11, 2014
Environmental non-profit Tree Pittsburgh found a creative solution to clearing undergrowth on tricky terrain—goats.   Tree Pittsburgh hired consultant Brian Knox from Eco-Goats and rented more than 30 goats from local farm Goodness Grows to clear dense plant growth from a hillside near West Penn Park in Polish Hill....
Friday, July 11, 2014
To determine the future of the maple, the city of Missoula uses a device called a sonic tomograph. The Urban Forestry Division has catalogued an estimated 74 percent of municipal street and boulevard trees, and most of them are, to a trained eye, obviously healthy or obviously hazards in need of removal. “The tree has a...
Friday, July 11, 2014
After several devastating forest fires, foresters and environmental groups were beginning to agree that Oregon's forests need to be managed differently to reduce fire hazards and foster healthier forests. The closing of several mills during the recession meant local and state governments were interested in saving jobs...

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