Latest Mountain pine beetle Stories

2010-04-22 04:20:00

May planting to mark 20th anniversary of Plant a tree, Cool the globe campaign WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global ReLeaf, the tree planting arm of American Forests - the nation's oldest nonprofit conservation organization - will plant 4.8 million trees this year in 43 projects in 14 states and 10 countries to help restore forests important for wildlife, clean water, and carbon sequestration. Since its beginning over 20 years ago, Global ReLeaf has planted more than 30...

2010-04-13 09:15:00

The area burned by fire each year is expected to double "“ or even triple "“ if temperatures increase by about 3.5 degrees Fahrenheit (2 C) in our region, according to University of Washington and USDA Forest Service research. Such temperature increases could occur in as little as 40 years, according to projections from the UW's Climate Impacts Group. "I'm not a doom-and-gloom kind of guy but this is a great concern," said Dave Peterson, a UW professor of forest resources and a...

2010-02-02 12:40:00

BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Creating a convenient one-stop shop for eco-friendly home & garden, office and building products, Ellie's Eco Home Store opened its doors for sustainable business in November 2008. Today, Ellie's announces a partnership with Natural Transitions, a local non-profit resource, and Nature's Casket, a manufacturer of eco-friendly caskets made from Colorado beetle-kill pine. "In a typical 10-acre section of cemetery, the grounds contain enough coffin...

2009-09-16 06:05:53

UBC researchers have helped developed a cheaper, faster way to compile draft genome sequences that could advance the fight against mountain pine beetle (MPB) infestation and improve cancer research. Current sequencing methods have a variety of advantages and disadvantages--including the cost involved. Dr Steven Jones and colleagues at UBC, the BC Cancer Agency and Simon Fraser University have combined cutting edge hardware with novel software to compile genome sequences at a fraction of the...

2009-09-14 13:43:09

Climate Central's climate characters: Now appearing on TIME.com Many people worry about the link between rising bark-beetle infestations and an increase in western wildfires. But Dr. Susan Prichard, a Research Scientist at the University of Washington, adds another concern: what happens after the fires go out? Prichard's story is the latest in a series of video shorts featured on TIME.com and produced by Princeton, NJ-based nonprofit Climate Central, an authoritative, non-advocacy source for...

2009-08-24 11:00:47

Beetle infestations and rampant wildfires make for the perfect storm for the forested Arctic regions, which could make these carbon sinks become a massive carbon source. "As far as the eye can see, it's all infested," forester Rob Legare told the Associated Press from the Alsek River valley in the Yukon Territory. Scientists say that global warming is the primary factor for the noticeable changes in effect among northern forests. As temperatures rise, conditions become drier and more insects...

2009-08-04 14:04:36

An infestation of beetles in forests across North America has some regulators concerned over the increasing carbon footprint their devastation could leave behind. So far, the infestation has killed off millions of acres of pine forests in the US and Canada, and millions of spruce trees could be the next to go. "The gravity of the situation is very real," Rolf Skar, of Greenpeace, told Reuters. To date, the beetle swarms have resulted in a loss of billions of dollars in the timber industry as...

2009-07-17 13:41:50

Thread-like fungi that grow in soils at high elevations may play an important role in restoring whitebark and limber pine forests in Canada. Montana State University professor Cathy Cripps is looking for ways to use fungi to help pine seedlings get a strong start. Cripps' is working with resource managers and visitor relations staff from Waterton Lakes National Park (WLNP). She is part of a project that aims to restore fire to the national park, reduce the impact of noxious weeds and restore...

2009-07-01 16:05:00

Scientists fear that the swarms of mountain pine beetles that have killed more than half of all lodge pole pines in British Columbia may eventually make their way into forests in the US. And while cold winters typically kill most of the beetle larvae, the region has recently witnessed unusually higher temperatures that have allowed the beetle to thrive for longer periods of time. The beetle has recently been found in Alberta, and scientists told BBC News that they could threaten jack pine...

2009-02-02 14:31:41

Mountain pine beetles devastating lodgepole pine stands across the West might best be kept in check with aerial application of flakes containing a natural substance used in herbal teas that the insects release to avoid overcrowding host trees, according to a team of scientists.Findings from the U.S. Forest Service-funded study appear in the February issue of Forest Ecology and Management. The study was conducted in California and Idaho, and showed how applications of laminated flakes...

Latest Mountain pine beetle Reference Libraries

Lodgepole Pine, Pinus contorta
2014-04-27 08:06:16

Lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) is found in western North America in the upper mountains and subalpine regions of Colorado’s northern Rocky Mountains. This tree is considered to be invasive in New Zealand. This tree is also known as the shore pine, twisted pine, and contorta pine as well as black pine, scrub pine, and coast pine. The Lodgepole pine grows best between 8000 and 10,000 feet above sea level. They like to grow in well-drained, slightly acidic, sandy soils on gentle south...

Shortleaf Pine, Pinus echinata
2014-04-14 11:10:26

Shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata) is native to the southeastern United States. This tree is found in 22 states and has a range from 10 feet in elevation up to 3000 feet. The range includes southeastern New York and New Jersey west to Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, Kentucky, southwestern Illinois, and southern Missouri; south to eastern Oklahoma and eastern Texas; and east to northern Florida and northeast through the Atlantic Coast States to Delaware. This pine can grow in wetlands as well as in...

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