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2011-03-27 10:48:30

Rampant woody vines are choking trees and changing tropical and temperate forest ecosystems.

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2011-03-15 07:41:05

Researchers have constructed a 226-year history of fire in southern Illinois by looking at fire scars in tree stumps.

2011-02-23 17:26:44

A new study by Dr. Zoë Lindo, a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Biology at McGill University, and Jonathan Whiteley, a doctoral student in the same department, shows that large, ancient trees may be very important in helping forests grow.

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2010-08-05 06:20:00

Deforestation in Eastern Europe’s Puszcza Bialowieska is threatening the area’s flora and fauna, warned Polish environmentalists on Wednesday.

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2010-06-07 13:26:41

The commercial paper industry's plans to plant forests of genetically altered eucalyptus trees in seven Southern states have worried critics that a large introduction of a bioengineered nonnative plants could throw natural ecosystems out of whack.

2010-05-28 18:00:28

Scientists at the University of Oklahoma and the Fudan University in Shanghai, China, have found that reforestation and afforestation -- the creation of new forests -- may lower the potential of forests for climate change lessening.

2010-05-05 11:56:00

HONOLULU, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods (HLH) is in the process of implementing the first of its kind, RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) Tree Tracking Database so that investors in the HLH Koa reforestation project can track and monitor the progress of their investment in real time. Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods' IT (Information Technology) specialists are integrating their proprietary system that includes a GPS / GIS (Global Positioning System / Geographic Information...

2010-02-01 12:48:36

Well-designed plantations can mitigate social, economic and environmental pressures.


Latest Old-growth forest Reference Libraries

Allegheny National Forest
2013-10-30 09:24:27

The Allegheny National Forest is a National Forest that can be found in northwestern Pennsylvania. The forest covers 513,175 acres of land. In the forest is the Kinzua Dam, which impounds the Allegheny River to create Allegheny Reservoir. The administrative headquarters for the Allegheny National Forest can be found in Warren. It has two ranger stations, one in Bradford, McKean County and one in Marienville, Forest County. The forest lies in the heart of Pennsylvania’s oil and gas...

Clearcutting
2013-04-02 11:17:47

Clearcutting, otherwise known as clearfelling, is a controversial forestry/logging practice in which the majority or all of the trees in an area are uniformly cut down. Clearcutting, in addition to shelterwood and seed tree harvests, is utilized by foresters to construct certain types of forest ecosystems and to encourage select species that require plentiful sunlight or grow in large, even-age stands. Logging companies and forest-worker unions in certain countries support the practice for...

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