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Using Fungus To Stop Invasive Spread Of Tree-Of-Heaven
2014-05-10 04:00:57

A naturally occurring fungus might help curb the spread of an invasive tree species that is threatening forests in most of the United States, according to researchers.

Fungal-farming Beetle Threatening Avocado Crops
2013-07-18 13:04:01

Beetles with unusual "green thumbs" for growing fungi are threatening avocado crops and could transform into a more destructive pest, according to an international team of researchers.

Ailanthus Tree's Invasive Species Status Offers Lesson In Human Interaction
2013-06-24 16:37:04

An exotic tree species that changed from prized possession to forest management nightmare serves as a lesson in the unpredictability of non-native species mixing with human interactions, according to researchers.


Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]