After more than 20 years of research, David Nowak, who heads USFS’s Northeastern research unit, thinks he knows. He’s leading an effort to standardize tree valuation. The U.S. Forest Service’s i-Tree platform calculates a city’s "leaf surface area," and gives trees an economic value, from the environmental services they provide. How much carbon stored? How much ozone, nitrogen, particulates, removed?
A group of my graduate students from the the University of Wisconsin-Madison are working with university scientists and researchers in the Forestry Product Labs to advance forestry research and industry. They are working with a particular scientist who has developed a new forestry analysis tool and are seeking expert feedback on the potential use of the tool in research and industry applications.
More proof that trees are one of our most important resources. Georgia Institute of Technology and Purdue University researchers have developed efficient solar cells using materials derived from plants such as trees. Just as importantly, by fabricating them on cellulose nanocrystal (CNC) substrates, the solar cells can be quickly recycled in water at the end of their lifecycle.
Join the International Association of Fire Chiefs on Thursday, April 18 at 11 am ET, as they present Lessons from the Waldo Canyon Fire to consider how the city’s wildland fire safety programs could be applied in your community.
It wasn’t until 1913 – three years after the Big Burn scorched 3 million acres across Montana, Idaho and Washington, killing 87 people – that the state authorized establishment of the School of Forestry. “They were beginning to teach ecology and the wood-product areas that were important to mining and railroads – those early uses of the forest,” said UM Provost Perry Brown, who served as forestry dean from 1994 to 2008.
NASF has been promoting our partnership with the National Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work® Foundation and this year's focus on forestry careers. Even though the official event day isn't until Thursday, April 25, we've had the opportunity to see an example of a Department of Land and Natural Resources employee from Hawaii take advantage of a teaching opportunity for his daughter.
ArborGen Inc., has developed a genetically engineered eucalyptus tree that is more tolerant of cold conditions than traditional varieties of the tree. The GE trait in the tree allows it to grow in additional areas of the country. Over the last several years, field tests involving the GE eucalyptus tree have been done under regulation by the Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). ArborGen Inc.
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