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Story Of Survival For Blown-Down Forests
2012-10-18 11:40:52

To preserve forest health, the best management decision may be to do nothing In newscasts after intense wind and ice storms, damaged trees stand out: snapped limbs, uprooted trunks, entire forests blown nearly flat. In a storm's wake, landowners, municipalities and state agencies are faced with important financial and environmental decisions. A study by Harvard University researchers, supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and published in the journal Ecology, yields a...

Forests Weaken Under Carbon Strain
2012-04-09 12:27:54

As part of an ongoing study, scientists are now forecasting potential forest carbon loss. Working with the Harvard Forest, Smithsonian Institution and LTER Network, scientists have been closely monitoring carbon levels in Massachusetts for more than 30 years. Based on trends in these forests, the scientists are predicting a carbon loss of up to 18% over the next 50 years. In fact, based on these findings, it would be less harmful to harvest these forests instead. “The rebounding...

2010-05-19 14:53:05

New report seeks to retain 70 percent of the region in forest New England forests are at a turning point. A new study released today by the Harvard Forest reports that, following almost 200 years of natural reforestation, forest cover is declining in all six New England states. The authors of the Wildlands and Woodlands report call for conserving 70 percent of New England as forestland, a target that they say is critical to protecting vital natural benefits that would be costly, and in some...

2010-05-19 09:00:00

New report seeks to retain 70% of the region in forest CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New England forests are at a turning point. A new study released today by the Harvard Forest reports that, following almost 200 years of natural reforestation, forest cover is declining in all six New England states. The authors of the Wildlands and Woodlands report call for conserving 70 percent of New England as forestland, a target that they say is critical to protecting vital...


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