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2014-05-16 12:34:30

A new international standard for wood packaging material used in international trade is significantly slowing the inadvertent export of stowaway invasive bark- and wood-boring insects.

Central Hardwoods Forest Vulnerabilities, Climate Change Impacts Described In U.S. Forest Service Report
2014-03-04 13:10:13

Higher temperatures, more heavy precipitation, and drought. It's all expected in the Central Hardwoods Region of southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and the Missouri Ozarks, according to a new report by the U.S. Forest Service, and partners that assesses the vulnerability of the region's forest ecosystems and its ability to adapt to a changing climate.

Decreased Water Flow May Allow For More Productive Forest
2013-03-25 16:22:39

Bubbling brooks and streams are a scenic and much loved feature of forest ecosystems, but long-term data suggests that more productive forests might carry considerably less water

2011-09-12 11:22:04

Non-native, wood-boring insects such as the emerald ash borer and the Asian longhorned beetle are costing an estimated $1.7 billion in local government expenditures and approximately $830 million in lost residential property values every year.

2011-06-02 08:00:00

DETROIT, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station has awarded DTE Energy a $700,000 grant to remove dead and dying ash trees located near power lines, which will help residents in six counties across Southeast Michigan deal with the emerald ash borer.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.