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Friday, February 17, 2012
A forester's perspective: In "The Lorax," when the Once-ler cut the first truffula tree and the Lorax appeared from the stump to "speak for the trees," Mr. Once-ler argued: "I chopped just one tree." A better response would have been to present a plan to replace that tree and to know the ecological impact of different...
Friday, February 17, 2012
Beetle infestation remains a serious threat in Wyoming, and state and national say new levels of cooperation show promise in helping get a handle on the tree-killing insects.
Friday, February 17, 2012
As Idaho's new state forester, David Groeschl's management encompasses the full life cycle of the state's trees - protecting them from flames across 6 million acres of state and private forest lands, addressing diseases that infect them, and occasionally harvesting them.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Dead, red lodgepole pine needles in beetle-infested forests will ignite three times faster than green, living needles according to a recent study that set out to document the flammability of lodgepole pine needles during different stages of pine-beetle attack.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
An estimated 5.6 million trees that once shaded homes, streets and parks in communities across Texas now are dead as a result of last year's unrelenting drought. The finding comes from a study conducted by Texas Forest Service urban foresters, who spent the last month surveying tree mortality in cities and towns across the...
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
The commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has selected of Forrest Boe as director of the DNR's Forestry Division. Most recently he served as the deputy director of the Parks and Trails Division. Boe succeeds Dave Epperly, who held the post since 2005.  
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
The U.S. Forest Service released its long-awaited strategy last week for replacing its wildfire-fighting fleet of aging heavy air tankers with ones that are newer, faster and more cost-effective. Timing for the transition however is still unclear.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
NASF and the Intertribal Timber Council (ITC) recently sent a letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack to urge the Forest Service to make every effort to improve coordination between states, tribes and the National Forest System. State foresters and tribal leaders have been working closely on forest management issues under a...
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Speaking out against the illegal loggers laying waste to the greatest tropical rainforest on Earth can cost you your life in the "wild west" of Brazil's Amazon forest.
Monday, February 13, 2012
A University of Montana professor wants to connect Montana's depressed timber industry and supply of beetle-kill trees to Haiti's need for raw materials and housing. A campaign, Wood for Haiti, is getting closer to making that goal a reality.

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