Latest Old-growth forest Stories
By Linda A Moore After only a few steps into the old-growth forest at Overton Park, Tom Heineke stops at a tulip poplar. It's old, possibly 100 to 175 years. But he can't be sure without further study.
Researchers from the US and the UK have found a fossil forest in the coal mines of Illinois.
BIODIVERSITY is the variety of life on Earth - the whole range of plants, animals and fungi and the places in which they live.
By McDonald, Robert I Motzkin, Glenn; Foster, David R MCDONALD, R. I. (Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138), G. MOTZKIN AND D. R. FOSTER (Harvard Forest, Harvard University, Petersham, MA 01366).
By Chai Mei Ling TREES are to orang utans what roads are to humans. When we develop pockets of forests, humans cut off not just the primates' connectivity to other parts of the woodland but also their food supply.
By Jim Robbins Diana Beresford-Kroeger pointed to a towering wafer ash tree near her home. The tree is a chemical factory, she explained, and its products are part of a sophisticated survival strategy. The flowers contain terpene oils, which repel mammals that might feed on them.
BIODIVERSITY is the variety of life on earth - the whole range of plants, animals and fungi and the places in which they live.
A new Australian study of "green carbon" and its role in climate change suggests that untouched natural forests store three times more carbon dioxide than previously estimated and 60 percent more than plantation forests.
By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF Plum Creek Timber Co. officials said they are talking with several potential buyers interested in protecting a rare, 220-acre forest near Elliotsville containing trees older than the state of Maine itself.
By Don Thompson Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Union Pacific Railroad Co. has agreed to pay $102 million for a huge California wildfire sparked by its workers in what federal officials described Tuesday as a precedent- setting case. U.S.
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, 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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