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Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Foresters from across the United States' affiliated Pacific Islands met in Yap, Micronesia this month for their annual collaboration meeting. From March 1-6, about 50 attendees took part in Yap Days cultural observances; field visits to forest, fire and watershed restoration sites; and coordination meetings with partners...
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Ohioans are advised to be aware of the state’s outdoor burning regulations and take necessary precautions if they are planning to burn debris this spring, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). “Most wildfires in Ohio are caused by people that are simply careless when burning trash and other debris...
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
The Florida Forest Service team has been busy in Jackson County recently. On Monday, crew members were creating a fire line for private property owners, and also took time to deliver a big piece of equipment to one of the local volunteer fire departments. This one went to the Alford Volunteer Fire Department. The fire...
Friday, March 6, 2015
A Montana State University ecologist who has studied the movement of water through redwood trees has now received a federal grant to investigate the movement of nitrogen through a western Montana forest. Concerned about the productivity of mountainous forests across the American West, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's...
Friday, March 6, 2015
Native black cottonwood trees in North America including in British Columbia (B.C.), Canada are at serious risk of catching a killer, non­native fungus unless researchers can figure out how to stop it, B.C. forest scientists say. Black cottonwoods are found along B.C.'s coast and are an integral part of the ecosystem as...
Friday, March 6, 2015
The Svalbard "doomsday" vault, known for protecting global food crop seeds, has accepted its first delivery of forest tree species seeds. Norway spruce and Scots pine samples have entered the vault inside a mountain on the Arctic archipelago. The frozen depository opened in 2008 and is designed to withstand all natural and...
Friday, March 6, 2015
Scientists say signs of spring are appearing earlier in British woodlands because of temperature rises in past decades. They predict that climate change will alter the order in which different trees start to grow leaves, with long-term implications for the survival of some woodland plants. A 200-year-old record from a...
Friday, March 6, 2015
Maple sugaring has always been a season completely reliant on the weather. A good sap flow comes from a warm-up during the day, and cooler temperatures at night; this year, there's an added obstacle for maple sugarers—too much snow. "Last year we were tapping third week in February. The year before, second week in February...
Friday, March 6, 2015
An Estonian oak tree in a football field has received the European Tree of the Year Award with nearly 60,000 votes. The Estonian oak tree received 59,836 votes, almost a third (32 percent) of the 185,000 votes cast in total for 14 trees from countries across Europe. All the trees join the European Trail of Trees, which...
Friday, March 6, 2015
Hawaii has started cutting down trees on 300 acres of Kauai forest reserve that were scorched by wildfires in 2012 and sending the wood to be processed at a new biomass-to-energy plant. Some 15,000 tons of eucalyptus and pine trees will be removed. Native and non-invasive species will be planted in their place. The project...

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